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The Lyell Meeting

The Lyell Meetings

The Lyell Meeting is an annual flagship event for UK palaeontology.

Past meetings

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Lyell Meeting 2018: Mass extinctions – understanding the world’s worst crises

The 2018 Lyell Meeting provided a platform to assess the current stratigraphic and geochemical records of environmental change during mass extinction events and the role of atmospheric climate modelling in understanding the causes of the crises.

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Lyell Meeting 2017: Sticking together

The Lyell Meeting 2017 meeting lifted the lid on the exciting field of sedimentary geobiology as we collectively work towards a new paradigm of microbial sedimentology.

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Lyell Meeting 2016: Palaeoinformatics

This meeting brought together leading researchers to share experience and show-case good practice for other workers who are interested in developing or improving palaeoinformatics within their own work.
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Lyell Meeting 2015: Mud, glorious mud and why it's important for the fossil record

This meeting looked at the role of mudrocks in providing an ideal medium for understanding life throughout geological time. It also focused on Earth surface processes, particularly in periods of extreme environmental change.

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Lyell Meeting 2014: Deep Sea Chemosynthetic Ecosystems

This meeting brought together geologists, marine biologists and ecologists, palaeontologists and geomicrobiologists to highlight recent achievements in our understanding of chemosynthetic ecosystems, past and present.

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Lyell Meeting 2013: The Cambrian Explosion

The Cambrian Explosion - understanding Earth systems at the origin of modern ecosystems. This meeting focused on complex feedback processes within Earth systems, as well as the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition.

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Lyell Meeting 2012: Big Palaeontology

This meeting showcased some of the science which is being undertaken in large scale projects, which are playing an increasingly important role in palaeontological research.