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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Category:Branches of botany.
! Category:Botany organizations.
! Category:Paleontological institutions and organizations.
Category:Paleontologists by field of research.
Category:Subfields of paleontology.
Category:Earth sciences organizations.
! List of geoscience organizations.

Asociación Latinoamericana de Paleobotánica y Palinología. In Spanish and Portuguese. See also: Noticias (PDF file).

Commission Internationale de Microflore du Paléozoique (C.I.M.P.). C.I.M.P. is an international federation of palynologists interested in Palaeozoic palynology. The commission aims to advance knowledge in palynology and related subjects by the promotion of international co-operation and meetings between scientists of all regions and countries. See also here.
Worth checking out: Links.

CORDIS, Community Research and Development Information Service, Luxembourg (an initiative of the European Commission). CORDIS provides information about Research and Development sponsored and supported by the European Union. Search on criteria such as subject, programme acronyms, countries, organisation types, collaboration types and collaboration interests.

Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF). CETAF is a networked consortium of scientific institutions in Europe formed to promote training, research and understanding of systematic biology and palaeobiology. Go to: Links to taxonomic organisations, programs and initiatives.

Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft - Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV).
The German Geological Society Geological Association (DGGV) is an international, non-profit organization in the geosciences.

The European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG).

European Geosciences Union (EGU). Established by the Councils of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG). EGU is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary learned association devoted to the promotion of the sciences of the Earth and its environment and the cooperation between scientists.

EUROPEAN GROUP OF CHAROPHYTE SPECIALISTS (G.E.C.): An informal association of specialists for charophyte algae (paleontologists and botanists) from European countries.
Websites outdated. Links lead to versions archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

European Society for Evolutionary Biology. The objectives of the Society are to support the study of organic evolution and the integration of those scientific fields that are concerned with evolution: molecular and microbial evolution, behaviour, genetics, ecology, life histories, development, paleontology, systematics and morphology.

Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program (ETE). The ETE Consortium was formed by a group of professional researchers in paleontology to oversee all aspects of the ETE Database, a computerized database for research in evolutionary paleoecology. The ETE Program is is affiliated with the Departments of Paleobiology and Anthropology (Human Origins Program) at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

The Geological Curators Group (GCG):
GCG is a membership organisation affiliated to the Geological Society of London. GCG strives to connect every geological collection with appropriate resources, knowledge and skills to thrive and positively impact science and society. Geoscience Professional Societies & Organizations.

GeoZentrum Nordbayern: Geological and palaeontological institutes and museums in Germany. A link directory, in German.

Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group (Deep Green). Understanding the Diversity of Plants. The purpose of the "Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group" is to facilitate or initiate interaction between distinct research groups that have independent foci yet entail some aspect of green plant phylogeny or systematics.

International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT).
IAPT is dedicated to organismal biodiversity the extent, recognition, organization, evolution, and naming of plants and fungi, both living and fossil. Go to:
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code, 2018).

International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA).

International Center for Scientific Research. Links towards scientific societies, research institutes and universities all over the world wide web as well as a directory of researchers, sorted by topic.

International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS). ICS is the only organisation concerned with stratigraphy on a global scale. One of its major objectives are the establishment of a standard, globally applicable stratigraphic scale, which it seeks to achieve through the co-ordinated contributions of a network of Subcommissions and Working Groups with a specific, limited mandate.

International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCOP). The ICCP members are engaged in many different branches, fundamental and applied, of coal and organic petrology.

The International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS).
IFPS is a federation of regional, national, linguistic, and specialist palynological organizations of the world.
Go to:
Future Events.

International "Fossil Algae" Association.
The International "Fossil Algae" Association is a non-profit organization interested in promoting the study of fossil algae, e.g. taxonomy, morphology, biology, biostratigraphy, palaeo-ecology and mineralization.

International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO).
The aims of the International Geoscience Education Organisation are to promote geoscience education internationally at all levels.

International Humic Substances Society:
The motto of IHSS is "To Advance the Knowledge, Research and Application of Humic Substances".
For scientists with interest in humic substances in the coal, soil, and water sciences, and to provide opportunities for them to exchange ideas, skills, and viewpoints.
See also here (Wikipedia).

The International Nannoplankton Association (hosted by The Natural History Museum in London): INA is a semi-formal association of scientists worldwide who have an interest in living or fossil nannoplankton - including coccolithophores, nannoliths, and other nannofossils such as silicoflagellates and calcisphere.

International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI).
IOPI manages a series of cooperative international projects that aim to create databases of plant taxonomic information.

! The International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP):
While there are numerous regional associations of palaeontologists and paleobotanists, IOP is the only organization that encompasses palaeobotanists throughout the world.
! The IOP Newsletter.
This newsletter is the chief information dissemination vehicle for the membership of the International Organisation of Palaeobotany.

International Palaeontological Association (I.P.A.). The aim of the I.P.A. is to promote and coordinate international cooperation in palaeontology, including palaeobotany and palaeozoology of all geological periods, and to encourage the integration and synthesis of all palaeontological knowledge.

The International Plant Taphonomy Meeting. The International Plant Taphonomy Meetings are informal workshops focusing on recent developments in the science of plant taphonomy. Abstracts available from 1999-2004 and from 2008. A version archived by Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

The International Research Group on Charophytes (IRGC).
The aims of IRGC are to promote and coordinate international cooperation in charophyte research, including living and fossil material of all geological periods, and to encourage the integration and synthesis of all aspects of both botanical and paleobotanical study of charophytes.

International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). IUBS is a non-governmental, non-profit organization to promote the study of biological sciences; to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities that require international cooperation; to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of cooperative research, international conferences and to assist in the publication of their reports.

International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The IUGS is one of the largest and most active non-governmental scientific organizations in the world. IUGS promotes and encourages the study of geological problems, especially those of world-wide significance, and supports and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the earth sciences. Go to:
International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS). The ICS is the largest scientific body within the International Union of Geological Sciences. It is also the only organisation concerned with stratigraphy on a global scale.

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). IUSS is the global union of soil scientists.

International Workgroup for Palaeoethnobotany (IWPG).

! Kevin Lindstrom, UBC Library, Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Professional Societies and Associations in Geology. Website saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz:
Non-European Geoscience University Departments. Website saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine (2011). See also:
European Geoscience University Departments (Geography excluded), and Geoscience Societies.

! The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS).
TMS exists to advance the education of the public in the study of Micropalaeontology and is operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes and not for profit. See especially: Palynology.

The Palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow, India.
The object of the society is the promotion of palaeobotany and allied sciences. The Palaeobotanical Society is an affiliated society of the International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS) and the International Organization of Palaeobotany (IOP).

The Palaeontological Association. The Palaeontological Association is one of the most active and prominent of the numerous societies that today cater for palaeontological interests.

Paläontologische Gesellschaft (in German).
AK Paläobotanik / Palynologie.
See also: Paläontologische Gesellschaft. Old website, saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine (2010): Ehrenmitglieder, Auszeichnungen und Medaillien. With some laudations (in PDF).

The Palaeontographical Society. This society, established in 1847, exists for the purpose of figuring and describing British fossils by publishing monographs. The Society also supports taxonomic research into the British fossil faunas and floras through its Research Fund.

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), Ithaca, New York.
PRI, affiliated with Cornell University, pursues and integrates education and research. PRI houses one of the largest fossil collections in North America.
See also here.

The Paleontological Society. The Paleontological Society is an international organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology.

! Past Global Changes (PAGES).
PAGES, a registered paleoscience association, supports research which aims to understand the Earth's past environment in order to obtain better predictions of future climate and environment. PAGES publishes two journals:
the Past Global Changes Magazine.
Past Global Changes Horizons.
! Don't miss the Publications database, which contains publications, meeting products and outreach material emerging from PAGES activities.

Progressive Palaeontology (the Palaeontological Association): Progressive Palaeontology is an annual conference for postgraduate research students who wish to present their results at at any stage of their research.

The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP). TSOP was established to consolidate and foster the organizational activities of scientists and engineers involved with coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines. This site is hosted by the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC). Improving preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections to ensure their continuing value to society.

Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy.
(STS). Under the auspicities of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), the STS is charged with the establishment of a standard, globally applicable stratigraphic scale for the Triassic system.

SYNTHESYS is a European Commission - funded project, creating an integrated European infrastructure for natural history collections.
! Access:
SYNTHESYS funding is available to allow scientists based in European Member and Associated States to undertake short visits to utilize the collections, staff expertise, and analytical facilities at one of the 21 partner institutions for the purposes of their research. A core element is to provide funded researcher visits (Access) to the 390,000,000 specimens housed by SYNTHESYS institutions.
! Virtual Access:
For the first time in the SYNTHESYS programme, users will be able to request virtual access to collections. Participating institutions will digitise collections according to community demand and data will be made openly available.

The Systematics Association. The Systematics Association is commited to furthering all aspects of Systematic biology.

The Tertiary Research Group. The Tertiary Research Group is a London-based, specialist Geological Society, which brings together amateur and professional geologists with an interest in the Tertiary period worldwide.

Quaternary Research Association (QRA). QRA is an organisation comprising archaeologists, botanists, civil engineers, geographers, geologists, soil scientists, zoologists and others interested in research into the problems of the Quaternary. The majority of members reside in Great Britain, but membership also extends to most European countries, North America, Africa and Australasia.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Category:Branches of botany.
! Category:Botany organizations.
! Category:Paleontological institutions and organizations.
Category:Paleontologists by field of research.
Category:Subfields of paleontology.
Category:Earth sciences organizations.
! List of geoscience organizations.

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Category:Branches of botany.
! Category:Botany organizations.
! Category:Paleontological institutions and organizations.
Category:Paleontologists by field of research.
Category:Subfields of paleontology.
Category:Earth sciences organizations.
! List of geoscience organizations.

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