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XVII Argentine Symposium of Paleobotany and Palynology (SAPP 2018)



We are pleased to invite you to participate in the XVII Argentine Symposium of Paleobotany and Palynology (SAPP 2018), TOWARDS NEW CHALLENGES. This prestigious scientific event brings together the most recognized specialists both locally and worldwide, and its importance is reflected in the significant number of participants who have attended each one, which has risen in the last two symposia, 150 in Corrientes 2012 to 180 in La Plata 2015.
In this edition it will be held for the first time in the city of Paraná, Entre Ríos province, between July 30th and August 5th, co-organized by the Latin American Association of Paleobotany and Palynology and the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, declared of Institutional Interest (CS Res. N ° 121/17).
We thank you for the diffusion of this invitation and we hope to have your valuable contribution.


 The date for submission of abstracts and payment of registration is extended up to MAY 15th, 2018



The registration form you must complete is here.

If you cannot do it, then attached here. You can fill it out and then send it to the following address with the following file name: Inscripcion SAPP 2018 (Name and Surname).





Professionals Partners ALPP

Professionals Partners APA/SAB


Degree students+

Early Registration


USD 100

USD 120

USD 140

USD 40


USD 120

USD 140

USD 160

USD 50


USD 15

USD 30

USD 40


* Registration costs will be maintained until the date of the Symposium. Accreditations can be made every day.


# Registration fee for the following courses:

  • Forensic Palynology
  • Palynofacies
  • SEM




See in the website under Inscripción. 

If not, please, contact Mercedes di Pasquo and Paola Soñez,



 Deadline for submission of abstracts: MAY 15th, 2018.

 See the registration form you must complete in the link above.

  Abstracts must be submitted to the electronic addresses indicated in the link

 All abstracts will be refereed by the Scientific Committee of the Symposium (see instructions for format in attached file). At least one of the authors must pay the registration at the closing date of receipt of the abstracts.

The Organizing Committee has foreseen that the number of communications can not be greater than 2 (two) by first author, but there is no limit as co-author. Each author must indicate in the registration form (and by email), in the case of submitting two communications as first author, which one is suggested to be presented orally. The Scientific Committee may modify this proposal.

Abstracts will be published in the volume 2018 of the digital magazine of the ALPP, which will be available on the symposium website as well as on the Association's blog and through other websites.



  Name the file with the surname of the first author followed by "et al" in the corresponding case. Add numbering in the file name in the case of sending more than one.

EX. “Perez et al_1”



Authors are required to make maximum effort to have the summaries presented in a clear and concise manner, in order to take advantage of the available publication space. Contributions will be the result of original works.

  • Abstracts should be made in Word with Times New Roman 12.
  • They should not exceed 250 words and consist of a single paragraph.
  • Bibliographical references as well as nomenclatural novelties will not be included in the abstract.
  • The title will be concise and representative of the content of the article and should be written in capital letters (bold), centered and without underlining.
  • Below, leaving two interlines, in bold and lowercase, the names of the authors and below the Institution to which they belong and email address.
  • The text should be in an interlining space, without indentation (either tabulator or spaces) and without double spacing between paragraphs, respecting a margin of 2 centimeters in the upper, left and right edges and 1 cm in the lower edge.
  • Illustrations, figures, references and authorities of species will not be included.
  • Abstracts must contain, without exception, the conclusions or results of the work done.
  • Can be presented in Spanish, Portuguese or English.



The Latin American Association of Paleobotany and Palynology (ALPP) and the International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP) Awards

             The ALPP and IOP associations kindly offer awards for PhD students and young postdocs (up to 5 years after defending their doctorate), at the SAPP conference in July 30-August 5, 2018. The IOP will award three participants who present best talks as first author in the field of Paleobotany and the same will do the ALPP to four participants in the fields of Paleobotany and Palynology.

           Participants do need to indicate if they apply for one or both awards in the registration form (see in the website of SAPP, and see IOP newsletter) and to which category (PhD student or young postdoc) they belong. They must be current members of IOP and ALPP at the time of registration, or become a member by the first day during registration at the meeting.  The members of the Directive Committee will select the jury that will evaluate the participants during the event.

   Winners will receive their prizes at the ALPP Assembly at the end of the event, which consists of a certificate and 100 USD. For inquiries about the award or the means to partner with IOP or ALPP please contact Dr. Mercedes Di Pasquo (





A tribute will be made to Dr. Mirta Quattrocchio, who through her great trajectory as CONICET researcher and Professor of the South National University (Universidad Nacional del Sur) has a wide contribution to Palynology, and will give the first inaugural plenary lecture. At the end of the event a welcome lunch will be offered.

           The event is organized in in parallel rooms of General Sessions (SG) and Thematic Sessions (ST), and will offer oneplenary lecture per day, and courses and other activities of interest.


  Plenary lectures

  • Mirta Quattrocchio (UNS, Bahía Blanca) – conferencia como homenajeada (apertura)
  • Roberto Iannuzzi (UFRGS, POA, Brasil) – Rescate de fósiles – experiencias y recomendaciones
  • Jennifer O´Keefe (Universidad de Morehead, USA) – Palinomicología y Técnicas de procesamiento modernas
  • Sonia Fontana (Goettingen Alemania) – Análisis de datos paleoecológicos con "R”
  • Claudia da Silva (USP, Brasil) –Palinoecología y conservación de abejas.


  General Sessions

  • Paleozoic Paleobotany and Palynology
  • Mesozoic Paleobotany and Palynology 
  • Paleogene-Neogene Paleobotany and Palynology
  • Quaternary Paleobotany and Palynology


  Thematic Sessions (ST) 

  • Paleoxilology 
  • Bryophytes, ferns and lycophytes 
  • Palynofacies
  • Melissopalynology and Palynology associated to biotic dispersal agents 
  • Evolution
  • Vegetable microremains as a tool for paleoenvironmental and archaeological reconstruction (phytoliths, Diatoms, Pollen, Starches)
  • Forensic palynology
  • Palynomycology and Modern Processing Techniques
  • New methodologies in Paleobotany and Palynology




Paraná (august 4th and 5th)

  • Red of Pollen Catalogs- RCPol – Dra. Claudia da Silva (Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brasil)- 4-5th (full days) – More information of this online database is in the website
  • Palynofacies – Drs. Marcelo Martínez, Daniela Olivera (Universidad Nacional del Sur)- 4th (full day) 
  • Forensic Palynology – Dra. Leticia Povilauskas (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) - 5th (full day) 

     Diamante - CICYTTP (august 6th to 10th)

  • Analysis of paleoecological data with "R"– Drs. Thomas Giesecke, Sonia Fontana (Goettingen Germany), Marcos Echeverría (Universidad de Mar del Plata) - the fifth days 
  • El microscopio electrónico de escritorio en Paleobotánica y Palinología - MSc. Ing. José Félix Vilá (CICYTTP) – 6th (full day).
  • Introducción al uso de citometría en plantas - Ing. Agr. Florencia Galdeano (IBONE-CONICET y UNNE) – 7-8th (full days)    


  • Mirta Quattrocchio  - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Marcelo Martínez – UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Daniela Olivera - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Elina Cornou - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Raquel Guerstein - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Maria del Milagro Vergel – INSUGEO, Tucumán
  • Sol Noetinger - MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Georgina del Fueyo - MACN (Museo Argentino Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Lucía Balarino – MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Bárbara Cariglino - MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Viviana Barreda – MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Roberto Pujana - MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Luis Palazzesi - MACN (Museo Argentino Ciencias Naturales), Buenos Aires
  • Verónica Guler - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Marcela Borel - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Ana María Borromei - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Lorena Musotto - UNS (Instituto Geológico del Sur), Bahía Blanca
  • Virginia Bianchinotti - CERZOS-UNS-CONICET-CCT, Bahía Blanca
  • Jennifer O´Keefe - Universidad de Morehead, USA
  • Sonia Fontana - Universidad de Goettingen, Alemania
  • Thomas Giesecke - Universidad de Goettingen, Alemania
  • Noelia Nuñez – CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Guillermina Fagúndez - CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Noelia Patterer – CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Jimena Franco – CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Milagros Colobig – CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Mercedes di Pasquo – CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Estela Rodríguez - CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Pablo Aceñolaza - CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Mariana Brea - CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Alejandro Zucol - CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Josefina Bodnar – UNLP, Museo de La Plata
  • Cecilia Macluf – UNLP, Museo de La Plata
  • Gonzalo Marquez – UNLP, Museo de La Plata
  • Agustina Yañez - UNLP, Museo de La Plata
  • Leticia Povilauskas - UNLP, Museo de La Plata
  • Ignacio Escapa - Museo Paleontológico “Egidio Feruglio”, Trelew
  • Favio Vossler - CICYTTP, Diamante
  • Patricia Vit - Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
  • Ana María Zavattieri - IANIGLA, Mendoza
  • Claudia da Silva - Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • Soraia Bauermann - Universidad Luterana de Brasil





Mercedes di Pasquo - CONICET Researcher - CICYTTP-UADER-ENTRE RÍOS/ ALPP President (2009-2020)

Aníbal Sattler (Rector – UADER)

Jorge Noriega (FcyT Dean – UADER)


Guillermina Fagúndez – CONICET Researcher- CICYTTP-UADER-ENTRE RÍOS

Science and Technology Secretaries

Brenda Ferrero (Rectorado – Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos)


Noelia Nuñez Otaño – UADER

Marcela Quetglas – FCNyM

Josefina Bodnar – FCNyM

Ernesto Brunetto (Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología)


Leticia Povilauskas - FCNyM

Sol Noetinger– MACN-APA

Paola Soñez- CICYTTP


Maximiliano Toso (Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología)


Agustina Yañez – MACN – ALPP

Mercedes di Pasquo - SAPP




Mariana Bertos

Diego Blettler

Daniela Chemez

Milagros Colobig

Jimena Franco

Eliana Moya

Nadia Muñoz

Noelia Patterer 

Esteban Passeggi

Egly Pérez Pincheira

Rita Soledad Ramos

Estela Rodriguez

Leonardo Silvestri

Cecilia Trujillo

José Felix Vila

Favio Gerardo Vossler