Scientific sessions

The Plenary opening session ceremony will take place at the Mutualité; it will include some invited talks.
The scientific sessions will be organized in parallel on Sorbonne University (Pierre & Marie Curie Campus) and in the Jardin des Plantes amphitheatres. All these places are separated by less than 500 m.



Distribution of sessions by day.

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S1 Ancient ecosystems trapped in amber B. Wang, V. Perrichot, E. Jarzembowski
S2 Angiosperms, from the beginning to their diversification A. Boura, D. De Franceschi, J.B. Diez-Ferrer
S3 Back to the sea: from Late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic, the Tetrapod adventure N. Bardet, V. Fischer, A. Houssaye, S. Jouve, O. Lambert, P. Vincent
S4 Big Data in Palaeontology: sharing knowledge for leveraging research options W. Kiessling, L. Villier, J. Bardin
S5 Biodiversity changes through times: crisis and radiations S. Crasquin, T. Adatte
S6 Biominerals through time: evolution, taphonomy and traces in the geological record A.H. Knoll, K. Benzerara, S. Bernard
S7 Bird in the past environments D. Angst, A. Chinsamy-Turan
S8 Cenozoic palaeobiology of the tropical Americas: palaeoecology, biodiversity and evolution / Cancelled D.A.T. Harper, S.K. Donovan, R.W. Portell
S9 Coevolution of life and environments: integrating the palaeoecological, sedimentological and geochemical Records L. Tackett, L. Tarhan
S10 Conservation palaeobiology and historical ecology of marine ecosystems P.G. Albano, A. O’Dea, M. Zuschin

Data, dispersals and interchanges through time: a land mammal perspective

P.O. Antoine, V. Zeitoun,  L.J. Flynn 
S12 Early animal life J. Vannier, J.B. Caron
S13 Evolution of Indo-Pakistan biotas from the break-up of Gondwanaland (Late Jurassic) to the initiation of the collision with Eurasia (Eocene): between endemism and dispersals G. Métais, D. De Franceschi, G.V.R. Prasad
S14 Evolution of trees and forests B. Meyer-Berthaux, A.L. Decombeix, P. Gerrienne
S15 Experimental approaches in palaeontology: new data from old fossils G. Merceron, T. Tütken, G. Bérillon
S16 3D imaging of fossils: novel approaches, advances and data management P. Gueriau, M. Orliac, I. Rahman I. Rouget, R. Lebrun
S17 Fossils and Recent, molecules and morphology: dialogs in phylogenetics G. Billet, N. Puillandre, G. Giribet
S18 Functional morphology of the cranium in vertebrates C. Pfaff, J. Kriwet
S19 How to build a palaeontological collection : expeditions, excavations, exchanges E. Buffetaut, I. Podgorny
S20 Intimate interactions O. Béthoux, N. Robin, T. Wappler
S21 Konservat-Lagerstätten S. Charbonnier, J.T. Haug
S22 Life in Palaeozoic seas and oceans E. Nardin, V. Perrier, T. Vandenbroucke
S23 Life in the time of Pangaea: volcanism, warming, anoxia, acidification and extinction A.M. Dunhill, D.P.G. Bond, P.B. Wignall
S24 Macroecology and the fossil record G. Escarguel, E. Fara, S. Fritz
S25 Mesozoic palaeontology and palaeoenvironments of Indochina J. Legrand, T. Tsuihiji, T. Komatsu
S26 Microorganism evolution and interaction with biogeochemical cycles and climate A. Bartolini, S. Gardin, L. O'Dogherty
S27 Neogene continental environments in Africa and Eurasia B. Senut, L. Ségalen, N. Fagel
S28 New trends in biostratigraphy - Stratigraphic section (SGF) session E. Nardin, D. Desmares, J. Palfy
S29 Palaeobiodiversity of Southeast Asia H. Tong, V. Suteethorn, J. Claude

Palaeontology and geological heritage

G. Egoroff, S. Charbonnier, A. Lefort

S31 Palaeobiodiversity and evolutionary history of vertebrates in Africa N. Jalil, E. Gheerbrant, A. Chinsamy-Turan, E. Seiffert
S32 Palaeobiogeography S. Kiel
S33 Shell beds through time: implications for palaeoecology, taphonomy and evolution J.H. Nebelsick, M. Zuschin, A. Tomasovych
S34 Testing and developing phylogenetic methods in palaeontology J.O’Reilly, M. Puttick, D. Pisani, P. Donoghue
S35 The conservation of palaeontological collections: challenge and perspectives V. Rouchon
S36 The Devonian: life, environments and time J. Marshall, L. Slavik, C. Brett
S37 The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification (GOBE): fossils, radiations and Lagerstätten  - IGCP 653 session T. Servais, D. Harper, B. Lefebvre, A. Hunter
S38 The role of biotic interactions in the evolution of tropical ecosystems / Cancelled
J.R. Boisserie, F. Bibi
S39 Timetrees M. Laurin, G. Didier, R. Warnock
S40 Vertebrate paleophysiology J. Cubo, A.K. Huttenlocker
S41 XXIst Century palaeohistology of mineralized tissue

M. Rücklin, G. Cuny, D. Germain, S. Sanchez

S42 "Early" vertebrates: from fossils to genomes
A. Pradel, D. Davesne, R. Sansom
S43 Open session

D. Gommery, M.B. Forel


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