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First Circular

The International Phytolith Society together with the host institution Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel)  are glad to welcome you to the 12th IMPR!



The event will find place in Kiel (Germany) In  September 9 -12, 2020.


Important dates

The dates of the conference are 09.–12.09.2020 (Wednesday–Saturday).

The call for abstract and early bird registration will open on the 15.01.2020 and close on the 15.05.2020.

>>> Due to institute administrative problems, the registration will open on 29.02.2020. We are sorry for the inconveniece! 



E-mail: 12impr@email.uni-kiel.de

Tel. 0049 (0)431 880 2338

Fax. 0049 (0)431 880 7300


Sessions (to be updated)

The sessions will be announced soon, they will concern for instance:

1. phytoliths morphology, taxonomy, nomenclature

2. phytoliths as a proxy for palaeoenvironmental study in palaeo-ecology

3. phytoliths in integrated multiproxy approaches in archaeobotanical and ethnoarchaeological studies

4. phytoliths in geoarchaeology and micromorphology

5. phytoliths formation, morphometry, quantification and role in modern plants

6. silica, carbon and hydrogen biochemical cycles



Looking forward to welcome you in Kiel!

Best wishes,


Organizing & scientific committees


Download first circular (pdf)