Please visit the website of for detailed information about the International Phytolith Society.

  The International Phytolith Society (the former the Society for Phytolith Research) holds bi-annual meetings called International Meeting on Phytolith Research (IMPR). These meetings gather a world-wide audience and create the chance for researchers in phytolith studies from different disciplines (archaeology, botany, plant physiology, environmental studies, geology and many more) to get together and focus on phytoliths. The meetings are a great chance to meet people and to discuss phytolith research in an intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. The proceedings of the conference are normally published as an edited volume.

  1st IMPR - 1996 Madrid (Spain)

  2nd IMPR - 1998 Aix en Provence (France)

  3rd IMPR - 2000 Bruxelles (Belgium)

  4th IMPR - 2002 Cambridge (UK)

  5th IMPR - 2004 Moscow (Russia)

  6th IMPR - 2006 Barcelona (Spain)

  7th IMPR - 2008 Mar del Plata (Argentine )

  8th IMPR - 2011 Colorado (USA)

  9th IMPR - 2014 Bruxelles (Belgium)

  10th IMPR - 2016 Aix en Provence (France)

  11th IMPR -2018 Wuhan (China)

About Wuhan

  Please visit the website of for detailed information about Wuhan. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in central China. The Yangtze River and Hanshui River divide Wuhan into three parts: Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang, which are generally known as Wuhan's Three Towns. Most of the 82 universities including CUG are located at Wuchang. A population of about 10 million in Wuhan occupies a land of 8600 km2 including landscapes of hills, rivers, plain andlakes.

  Wuhan lies in the subtropical humid monsoon climate. There are abundant rainfall and sunlight as well as four distinct seasons. In recent thirty years, the average rainfall in September is 70 mm, with 10 rainy days; the temperatureranges 20~28℃.

  Wuhan possesses strong economic and regional transportation advantages in central China. It connects the east with the west, channels the north to the south, and links rivers with seas by means of its developed water, land and air traffic. Some of China's metropolises such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Xi'an are all within a circle around the center of Wuhan with the radius of 1000 km.

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  The Yellow Crane Tower (223 AD)

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   The first bridge on the Yangze River (1957 AD)