|| Welcome remarks from University and Department
|| Jean Galtier (CNRS, CIRAD, Montpellier, France)
The progymnosperm Protopitys. New data on vegetative and fertile structures, and on geographic distribution.
|| Barry Lomax (University of Nottingham, UK)
Genome size and the early angiosperms.
|| Richard Bateman (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)
Azorean orchids: speciation in a volcanigenic landscape.
|| Brigitte Meyer-Berthaud (CNRS, CIRAD, Montpellier, France)
Direct evidence and model simulations as complementary sources of information to analyse relationships between plants and climate.
|| Derek Siveter (University of Oxford, UK)
New, exceptionally preserved arthropods from the Herefordshire (Silurian) Lagerstätte
|| Nick Rowe (CNRS, CIRAD, Montpellier, France)
Plant growth forms and functional traits: using biomechanics to understand plants in deep time and today.
|| Deborah Martin (USGS, Denver, Colorado, USA)
Across the pond: The influence of Andrew Scott on fire science in western North America.
|| Mark Hardiman (Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
Understanding fire in the Quaternary with a geologists toolkit.
|| Laura McParland (UK)
Reflectance as a tool for the characterisation of biochars.
|| Scott Anderson (presented by Mark Hardiman) (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)
Vegetation change and climate transitions on California's Channel Islands.
|| Chris Roos (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA)
Fire, Climate, and Society in The Ancient Southwest US.
|| William Bond (University of Cape Town, S. Africa)
The impact of angiosperms on pyrogeography of the world.
|| Claire Belcher (University of Exeter, UK)
Using Experimental Techniques to Understand the Flammability of Ancient Ecosystems.
|| Bob Spicer, Jian Yang & Teresa Spicer (presented by Bob Spicer) (Chinese Academyof Sciences, Beijing, China & Open University, UK)
Leaves, Fire and Rain: New Landscapes in the CLAMP Palaeoclimate Proxy
|| Paulo Pereira and Artemi Cerda (presented by Paulo Pereira) (University of Valencia,Spain)
After the fire: Ash and Erosion
|| Reception in the Picture Gallery, Founders Building, Royal Holloway
|| Dinner in the picture gallery.