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Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft 2010

Host organizations

  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology
  • Geobio-CenterLMU


Welcome to Munich 2010

The 80th annual meeting will be held in Munich, Bavaria’s beautiful capital. Results of palaeontological research are gaining more and more importance for central questions of mankind in the 21st century. The recent loss of biodiversity, of habitats and the impact of climate change on flora and fauna can only be fully appreciated by also studying fossil ecosystems. As a result, palaeontology moves more and more into the focus of public attention, especially during the international year of biodiversity announced by the UN. The meeting will encompass open sessions as well as symposia and short courses on actual research topics. As a special highlight, a new award for young palaeontologists has been endowed by Axel von Hillebrandt and our honorary member Dietrich Herm on the occasion of their 50th doctoral anniversary. Young colleagues who have not yet been awarded a PhD may apply, and will participate in a special symposium – we look forward to many applications! The award comprises € 500,-. Moreover, the „Fossil of the Year“ will be elected and the best poster honoured by an award. All awards will be presented during the conference dinner on Friday night. We look forward to interesting contributions and fruitful discussions!

Download the 2nd circular (pdf)