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ROMANIAN SOCIETY OF PALAEONTOLOGISTS

The 11th ROMANIAN SYMPOSIUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY
Bucharest,
 September 25-30, 2017

SECOND CIRCULAR
The Eleventh Romanian Symposium of Palaeontology, organized by the Romanian Society of Palaeontologists and the Department of Geology of the University of Bucharest, will be held in Bucharest, September 25th to 30th, 2017.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Iuliana Lazăr Executive President (University of Bucharest)
Marius Stoica Vice-President (University of Bucharest)
Zoltan Csiki-Sava Vice-President (University of Bucharest)
Alexandru Andrăşanu Vice-President (University of Bucharest)
Mihai Popa Vice-President (University of Bucharest)
Carmen Chira Vice-President (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Liana Săsăran Vice-President (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Viorel Ionesi Vice-President (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi)
Daniel Ţabără Vice-President (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi)
Mihaela Grădinaru Secretary (University of Bucharest)
Alina Floriu Secretary (University of Bucharest)
Stefan Vasile Secretary (University of Bucharest)
Roxana Pirnea Secretary (University of Bucharest)
Dragos Panaitescu Secretary (University of Bucharest)
Gabriela Crăciun Technical Staff (University of Bucharest)
Alexandru Zlibut Technical Staff (University of Bucharest)

HONORARY SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Acad. Theodor Neagu, Honorary President (University of Bucharest)
Acad. Ioan I. Bucur (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Emil Avram (IGR, Bucharest)
Mihai Brânzilă (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi)
Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Titus Brustur (GeoEcoMar, Bucharest)
Vlad Codrea (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Dan Danielopol (University of Graz)
Ovidiu Dragastan (University of Bucharest)
Eugen Grădinaru (University of Bucharest)
Dan Grigorescu (University of Bucharest)
Sixto Fernandez-Lopez (Complutense University, Madrid)
Sorin Filipescu (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Wout Krijgsman (Utrecht University)
Boguslaw Kolodziej (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Bernard Lathuiliere (University of Lorraine, Nancy)
Mihaela Melinte-Dobrinescu (GeoEcoMar, Bucharest)
Crina Miclăuş (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi)
Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao)
Leonard Olaru (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi)
Relu Roban (University of Bucharest)
Simona Saint Martin (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Jean-Paul Saint Martin (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Michael Sandy (University of Dayton)
Emanoil Săsăran (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
Antoaneta Seghedi (GeoEcoMar, Bucharest)

                                                                                                INVITATION

We are honoured to invite you cordially to Bucharest, one of the centres of the Romanian Palaeontology, to attend the Eleventh Romanian Symposium of Palaeontology to be held between the 25th and 30th of September, 2017.
In 2017 the Department of Geology of the University of Bucharest will host the Romanian Symposium of Palaeontology meeting for the fourth time, 20 years after the First Romanian Symposium of Palaeontology organized by the Department of Geology and Palaeontology of the University of Bucharest in 1997.
These biennial meetings of the SPR (Societatea Paleontologilor din Romania - The Romanian Society of Palaeontologists) are aimed to promote the collaboration between
scientists working in the wider field of Palaeontology as well as in related research areas represented by Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Palaeobiogeography, Palaeoecology, Basin Analysis, Geoheritage and Geoconservation. The SPR meetings represent excellent opportunities for scientists working in these fields to share their research experience and share results, to discuss different topics of interest, and to initiate collaborative projects. During the years, the biennial meetings of the SPR became International Meetings, with participants from all over Europe but also from other continents.
See you then in Bucharest!
                                                                                                                                          For the organizing committee,
                                                                                                                                                         Iuliana Lazăr

VENUE
The 11 th Romanian Symposium of Palaeontology will be held at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest. The symposium center is located in the building of the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, Laboratory of Palaeontology (second floor), in 1 N. Balcescu Ave, Bucharest, Romania.
The University of Bucharest is rich in history, and has been actively contributing to Romanian education, science and culture since its founding. Even from the beginnings of the University, Earth Sciences occupied an important place in the formation of the students, with Palaeontology representing one domain of the Natural and Earth Sciences that continuously developed as an important direction of research and education. 

LANGUAGE OF THE SYMPOSIUM English will be the official language of the Symposium. Most of the service people in Romania can speak/understand English.

SYMPOSIUM THEMES

Invertebrate Palaeontology
Vertebrate Palaeontology
Micropalaeontology
Palaeobotany and Palynology
Palaeoecology and Palaeogeography
Taphonomy and Ichnology
Biostratigraphy
Sedimentology and Microfacies
Geoheritage, Geoconservation and Geoparks
Archaeobiology 

REGISTRATION FEE
Full, RSP members: 30 EUR (or the equivalent in RON)
Full, Non-RSP members: 50 EUR (or the equivalent in RON)
Students, RSP members: Free of charge
Students, non-RSP members: 10 EUR (or the equivalent in RON)
Accompanying member: 20 EUR (or the equivalent in RON)
Symposium registration fee covers the abstract volume and the coffee breaks during the symposium.

Payment options

The fees should be paid in cash at the registration desk at the beginning/during the symposium.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Registration: for the participants at the pre-meeting field trip, Sunday, 24 th September 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m
Pre-meeting field trip: Monday-Tuesday, 25-26 th September 2017
Registration: starts on Wednesday, 27 th September 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Opening session: starts on Wednesday, 27 th September 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Scientific Sessions: Wednesday and Thursday, 27-28th September 2017
The General Assembly of the RSP Members: Thursday, 28 th September 2017at 5:00 p.m.
Post-meeting field trip: Friday-Saturday, 29-30 th September 2017

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Icebreaker party - The icebreaker party will be held on Wednesday, 27 th September 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the venue of the Symposium.
Symposium dinner - The Symposium Dinner will be held on Thusday, 28 th September 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the restaurant Casa Universitarilor (The University House Restaurant). The price is 15 Euro per person.
The University House Restaurant is located in a building with a special eclectic architectural style combined with gothic features, built in 1866. The building was donated to the University of Bucharest in 1947, when it was renovated and refurbished with lecture rooms, conference rooms, cinema and a restaurant.

KEY DATES
30th April 2017 - symposium and field trips registration deadline
10th June 2017 - deadline for abstract submission (talks and posters)
15th August 2017 - acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation
31st August 2017 - distribution of the 3rd Circular with final programme

CALL FOR ABSTRACT
Abstract submission deadline: 10 th of June 2017
Acceptance of abstracts: 10 th of August 2017
The presenting authors of abstracts must register for the meeting by the 30 th of April, 2017 and to submit their abstracts before 10 th
of June 2017.
Guidelines for abstract preparation
Please follow the instruction given in the abstract template sent together with the second circular. The abstract template is also available on the RSP website and on the Symposium Facebook page. Your abstract(s) should not exceed 2 pages (~ 1,000 words). In case your abstract is not in a print-ready format following the specifications of this template, it will be returned to the authors for editing.
Any questions or requests for further information should be sent to rsp.bucharest.2017@gmail.com , with correspondence limited to the presenting author. All submitted abstracts will be peer-evaluated before their acceptance. The authors should suggest their preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster), but the ultimate possibility of oral presentation will be decided by the organizing committee and session chairpersons according to the time available for the particular sessions. All accepted abstracts will be scheduled for oral or poster presentation and will be compiled into a PDF format Abstract Book. A digital version of the abstracts and the meetings final programme will be available on the RSP website.

PRESENTATION MODES
Oral Presentation will be organized into special sessions in the frame of a given topic. Each talk should be planned for 15-20 minutes, including time for questions and discussions. The schedule of the scientific sessions, including timeslots allocated for each talk, will be given in the third circular. Your presentation should be prepared as PowerPoint file.
Poster Presentation The poster board usable space will be 200 cm high and 90 cm wide (suitable for A0 portrait format). Posters will be displayed during the conference at the first floor at the Department of Geology.
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
 
  
 
   
     
FIELD TRIPS
Pre-symposium fieldtrip THE JURASSIC TO CRETACEOUS EVOLUTION OF THE EASTERN GETIC DOMAIN (SOUTHEASTERN CARPATHIANS) (Rucar-Bran zone and Bucegi Mountains)
Leaders: Dr. Iuliana Lazar and Dr. Alexandru Andrasanu
Duration: 2 days.
Departure: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, 1, Nicolae Balcescu Ave (in front of the main entrance), 25 th
September 2017 (Monday), 08:00 a.m.
Return: University of Bucharest, 26
th
September 2017 (Tuesday), ~07:30 p.m.
Transportation: Minibus.
Accommodation: 2-star agro-touristic pension in Satic (Dambovita Valley), with single- and double-bed rooms; a simple but clean place with very good traditional Romanian food and drinks from Arge County.
Conditions: Outcrops accessible, with walking distances of 15-30-60 minutes.
Personal insurance: Not included in the fee; participants should have their own travel insurance.
Price: 100 euro (including transport, meals, accommodation, and fieldtrip guidebook).

Post-symposium fieldtrip THE NEOGENE OF THE CARPATHIAN BEND AREA AND
ITS GEOSITES (Berca Muddy Volcanoes)

Leaders: Dr. Marius Stoica and Dr. Alexandru Andrasanu
Duration: 2 days.
Departure: University of Bucharest, 29th September 2017 (Monday), 08:00 a.m.
Return: University of Bucharest, 30th September 2017 (Tuesday), ~07:30 p.m.
Transportation: Minibus.
Accommodation: 3-star hotel Casa Matei in Berca (Buzau County) with single- and double-bed rooms; a nice place with very good traditional Romanian food and drinks from Buzau area.
Conditions: Outcrops accessible, with walking distances of 5-15 minutes.
Personal insurance: Not included in the fee; participants should have their own travel insurance.
Price: 100 euro (including transport, meals, accommodation, and fieldtrip guidebook).

Contact
Iuliana Lazăr

E-mail: iuliana.lazar@g.unibuc.ro
Phone: 0040.724.282.244
Marius Stoica
E-mail: marius.stoica@g.unibuc.ro
Phone: 0040.728.938.889

Further information about the 11th Romanian Symposium of Palaeontology (including circulars, accommodation, costs and details of the fieldtrips) will be available on the SPR web page ( http://www.geo-paleontologica.org/page16.html ) and on Facebook (
https://www.facebook.com/Romanian-Society-of-Palaeontologists-1217880801568436/ ) as well as in the forthcoming Third Circular.
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