Scientific Program

The complete Scientific Program is available HERE

Plenary Lectures

Thomas Servais, Univ. Lille, France “The evolution of the phytoplankton during the Phanerozoic: relation to sea-level, climate and CO2”

Iñaki Hormaza, EE La Mayora, CSIC, Málaga, Spain “Pollen development and pollen-pistil interactions in the early-divergent angiosperm Annona cherimola”

Donatella Magri, Sapienza Univ. Rome, Italy “Quaternary disappearance of tree taxa from Europe: timing and trends”

Session 1: Applied palynology, bee pollination and diseases

Session 1a

Chairpersons:   Yves Loublier (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette), Carmina Gómez Ferreras (Univ. Complutense de Madrid)  

Lecture: Raquel Martín (Centro Apícola de Marchamalo, Guadalajara) A practical example of a multidisciplinary collaborative work to understand the honey bee colony losses: from palynology to bee pathology

One selected oral communication

Session 1b

Chairpersons:   Raquel Martín (Centro Apícola de Marchamalo, Guadalajara), Marzia Boi  (Univ. Baleares)

Lecture I: Bernard Vaissiere (INRA, Avignon) “Assessing the impact of declining pollinators on world agriculture”

Lecture II: José María Moreno (Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena) “Pollen grain as bioindicator”

One selected oral communication

Session 2: Paleoceanography, dinocysts and acritarchs

Chairpersons:   Thomas Servais (Univ. Lille), Frédérique Eynaud (Univ. Bordeaux 1)

Lecture: Edwige Masure (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie) “Worldwide paleogeography of Aptian and Albian dinoflagellate cysts: Implication for sea-surface temperature gradients and paleoclimate”

Four selected oral communications

Session 3: Pollen morphology, development and germination

Chairpersons:   Maribel Rodríguez  (EEZ, CSIC; Granada), Mari Carmen Fernández (UNIv. Granada)

Lecture: Silvia Coimbra (BioFIG, University of Porto, Portugal) “AGPs cross-talk in Arabidopsis pollen-pistil interactions”

Four selected oral communications

Session 4: Paleoenvironment and paleoclimate

Chairpersons: María Fernanda Sánchez-Goñi (CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux 1), Donatella Magri (Univ. Roma)

Session 4a

Lecture I: Jacques-Louis de Beaulieu (Univ. Aix-Marseille) “Long continental pollen sequences : a state of the art”

Four selected oral communications

Session 4b

Lecture II: Gonzalo Jiménéz Moreno (Univ. Granada) “Climate and vegetation change during the Holocene in southern Iberia”

Four selected oral communications

Session 5: Pollen Biotechnology and Genetics

Chairpersons:   Mari Carmen Risueño (CIB-CSIC, Spain), José María Seguí-Simarro (COMAV, UPV, Valencia)

Lecture I: José Pío Beltrán (IBMCP, CSIC-UPV, Valencia) “Engeneering male sterility as a tool to decrease pollen-caused allergies

Lecture II: María Jesús Puertas (Univ. Complutense de Madrid) “Drive in favour of a parasite chromosome during pollen mitosis and effects on histone H3 methylation pattern

Four selected oral communications

Session 6: Airborne pollen and spores: environmental indicators, allergens and forecast

Chairpersons:   Delia Fernández (Univ. León), Carmen Galán Soldevilla (Univ. Málaga)

Session 6a

Lecture I: Stefano del Duca (Univ. Bologna, Italy) “Factors involved in pollen germination could have a role also in allergic sensitization”

Four selected oral communications

Session 6b

Lecture II: María del Mar Trigo (Univ. Málaga) “Pollen counts and aeroallergen quantification in the atmosphere: overview and current status

Four selected oral communications

Session 6c

Six selected oral communications

Session 7:Landscape change and human-environment interactions

Chairpersons:   Blanca Ruiz Zapata (Univ. Alcala, Madrid), Walter Finsinger (CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 2)

Session 7a

Lecture I: Emilie Gauthier (Université de Besançon) “From pristine landscape to agriculture : vegetation history and human impact in South Greenland during the last millennium”.

Four selected oral communications

Session 7b

Lecture II: Santiago Riera (Univ. Barcelona) “Landscape history studies: an integration of pollen anlayses, multi-proxy records and archaeohistorical data”.

Four selected oral communications

Session 7c

Six selected oral communications