Gruppo di Palinologia e Paleobotanica
In 2016 the two groups of Palynology and Palaeobotany joined in a single group of Palynology and Palaeobotany (GPP SBI).
The GPP SBI deals with the study of plant fossils, including macrobotanical, pollen and other microbotanical records, dated from the Precambrian to the Holocene, and also with the study of modern pollen. So the Group is involved in a range of scientific studies (e.g. cell issues, taxonomy, genetics and evolutionary studies, plant systematics, molecular biology, honey studies, forensic sciences, allergy studies, aerobiological temathics, vegetation history, palaeoclimate, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, etc.).
The GPP SBI is one of the original affiliate societies to the former ICP (International Commission for Palynology), constituted in Lucknow (India) in 1980, and changed in IFPS in 1984.
The executive council of the group composed by a coordinator, a secretary and three councillors is renewed and elected every three years by the effective members of SBI during the national congress of the Society. The group admits also palynologists and palaeobotanists not affiliated to SBI.
The GPP SBI membership fluctuates, but is usually around 150. GPP SBI welcomes members of the palynological and palaeobotany community in Italy and elsewhere.
The activities of the group comprehend one or two annual meetings organized either as technical sessions on specific aspects of palynology and palaeobotany, or as small thematic conferences and meetings. A newsletter is sent to the members, at least two numbers per year, reporting news about conferences, meetings and fellowships.