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Joint Committee for Palaeontology

Joint Commitee for Palaeontology

The Joint Committee for Palaeontology (JCP) is a joint liaison body of the Palaeontographical Society, Palaeontological Association, The Micropalaeontological Society and the Geological Society of London.

The primary function of JCP is to organise the annual Lyell meeting and to promote Palaeontology within the Earth Sciences. The date for the 2016 Lyell meeting is Wednesday 9 March 2016 and a call for proposals is now open. Those wishing to propose a topic and convene this meeting are invited to submit developed proposals to the JCP by 28 February 2015.

Download a proposal form.

The organisation of JCP rotates amongst the members, and the current chair is Professor Jane Francis (President, Palaeontological Association)

You can find out more about previous Lyell Meetings on the past meetings page.

Fossil of Bositra

The Lyell Meeting 2015 - Mud, Glorious Mud and Why its Improtant for the Fossil Record

This meeting will look at the role of murdochs as a medium for fossil preservation. It will be of interest to those interested in understanding Earth surface processes particularly periods of extreme environmental change. 


Angela Coe
Open University

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