Videos of the keynote speakers !

The 10th International Meeting on Phytolith Research took place in Aix en Provence (France) at CEREGE, the Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement en Géosciences de l’Environnement, from Monday 12 September to Wednesday 14 September 2016.
The meeting welcomed more than 70 participants and a total of 79 communications (oral and posters), including six keynote speeches that gave a summary of the advances made in various aspects of phytolith research since 20 years.

The keynote speeches are free for viewing here!

Again, thank you to our sponsors!
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Thank you for coming to the meeting!!!

On behalf of the organising committee I would like to thank you all for attending the meeting and making it a success!

I hope you enjoyed the conferences and your stay in Aix en Provence, as much as we enjoyed having you here at CEREGE! 

I will make the videos of the keynote speakers available very soon. But here is the winner of the best student poster contest: Robert POWER from the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Congratulations!


All the Best,

Doris Barboni





Conference Announcement

Celebrating 20 years of a multi-facetted research on Phytoliths

The 10th International Meeting on Phytolith Research will take place in Aix-en-Provence (France), at CEREGE the Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement en Géosciences de l’Environnement from Monday 12 September to Wednesday 14 September 2016.

Contributions are welcome on any aspect of archaeology, paleoanthropology, agronomy, pedology, taphonomy, plant systematics and evolution, plant physiology, biochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and paleobiogeography insofar as they involve research on phytoliths.

The meeting is organized in 5 sessions:

— Session 1: Phytoliths in archaeology : new approaches and discoveries
— Session 2: Calibration of the phytolith marker and paleoenvironmental reconstructions
— Session 3: Quantification, localisation, and role of phytoliths in living plants
— Session 4: Phytoliths and the biogeochemical cycles of Silicon and Carbon
— Session 5: Phytolith morphology, morphometry, taxonomy and taphonomy

Our Keynote speakers will be:

Prof. Marco Madella (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Barcelona, Spain); Prof. Caroline Strömberg (Washington Univ., USA); Prof. Carole Perry (Nottingham Trent Univ., UK);  Prof. Zhaoliang Song (Zhejiang Agricultural & Forestry Univ., China), Prof. Guaciara dos Santos (Univ. of California, Irvine, USA); and Dr. Dan Cabanes (Max-Planck Institute for Evolution, Leipzig, Germany).

Abstract submission is possible UNTIL JULY 15 ! 

Early bird registration is EXTENDED UNTIL  JULY 3 !

A discount registration fee is offered to members of the International Phytolith Society. So register now at and make our phytolith society lively!!!


More soon,

Doris Barboni and the Organizing Committee

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