bunt_horizontal Kopie.jpg24th International Workshop on Plant Taphonomy 2015


26.11.2015 - 27.11.2015

at the State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Germany



First announcement


The International Workshop on Plant Taphonomy 2015 will be held at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany from November 26th to 27th. As in the past, this meeting is open to all those interested in the plant fossil record. In line with the traditionally open character of the International Plant Taphonomy meetings, we cordially welcome contributions (oral, poster and/or workshops) dealing with various palaeobotanical topics and we invite contributions dealing with a broad range of issues. One highlighted topic, for example, will concentrate on fossil leaf traits and their significance in palaeoclimatology, palaeoceophysiology and taxonomy.

We are looking forward to a stimulating workshop with open and lively discussions. Please send us an email (see "Contact" below) if you are interested in being informed on meeting updates. Do not hesitate to contact us in the case of any questions.


Student travel grants


There is a limited amount of travel grants to students available (on the condition of providing a contribution). All those who are interested should send a request via email (see contact below).




Anita Roth-Nebelsick





Please note that the deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 1st, 2015.




Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
Museum am Löwentor
Rosenstein 1
70191 Stuttgart, Germany



Travel arrangements


Stuttgart is located in southwest Germany and can be conveniently reached by train, plane or car.


Train schedules in Germany (and beyond) can be thoroughly researched at http://www.bahn.de in various languages.


Stuttgart Airport is connected to the main station (Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof) by a frequently running S-Bahn service. From the main station, the fastest connections to the museum (stop Nordbahnhof, 1st stop following the main station) are the S-Bahn numbers S4 (direction Backnang), S5 (direction Bietigheim-Bissingen) und S6 direction (Weil der Stadt). Ticket from the airport to the museum: 3 zones; from the main station to the museum (S-Bahn only): "Kurzstreckenticket".

 Stuttgart can be reached by car via the Autobahn A8 and A81. For navigation systems please use the address "70191 Stuttgart, EhmannstraßeKreuzungNordbahnhofstraße". There is a parking area at the Löwentormuseum – for every exit you need a parking token that can obtained at the museum entrance or the reception of the administrative building.


More information can be found on the maps car, airport and train.


Workshop Fee


10 € / 5 € (for students)

Comprises coffee and refreshments




Anita Roth-Nebelsick (anita.rothnebelsick@smns-bw.de)

Michaela Grein (michaela.grein@smns-bw.de)

Johanna Eder (johanna.eder@smns-bw.de)