HISTORY OF THE ICP & IFPS

The First International Pollen Conference was organized in Tucson, Arizona, in 1962, by Gerhard O.W. Kremp. It was followed by the Utrecht Conference in 1966 and the Novosibirsk Conference in 1971. At the Fourth Conference, in Lucknow, the General Assembly passed the first constitution, forming the International Commission for Palynology (ICP). The original affiliate societies were the AASP, APLE, APLF, BMS, CAP, CIMP, CPS, GPSBI, OCP, PK, PPAA, PSC, PSI, PSL, PSJ, and RPC. At the 1984 Calgary meeting, the ICP became the International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS), and the meetings became known as International Pollen Congresses.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ICP AND IFPS
PALYNOS 16 (2): 2, 1993.
James E. Canright

In December of 1976 the Fourth International Palynological Conference (4th IPC) convened at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany in Lucknow, India. For many palynologists the most important event occurring at these meetings was the acceptance by the General Assembly of the draft constitution for the International Commission for Palynology (ICP) that had been proposed by Norman Hughes and his 12-person council. This constitution stipulated that the ICP would serve as an umbrella organization for the regional, linguistic and national palynological societies; this concept directly opposed the proposal made at the 3rd IPC in Novosibirsk in 1971 that the ICP serve as an international organization comprised of individual palynologists.

Articles of the new ICP Constitution specified that each affiliated society should name or elect a Councillor to represent them on the ICP Council. If an affiliated society had a membership greater than 200, they were entitled to designate two Councillors. Furthermore, the President was to be elected by the Council for a 4-year term, but could not succeed him- or herself. Although the Constitution permits Councillors to serve two successive 4-year terms, in actual practice some societies replace their representatives at irregular intervals. In the past the exercise of this option has caused some confusion regarding responsibilities of Councillors, as well as difficulty in determining eligibility for their succession and / or candidacy for the presidency in election years.

Accordingly, by digging thorough my correspondence files, as well as back copies of the ICP Newsletter and PALYNOS, I have attempted to delineate the Officers and Councillors of ICP (now IFPS) from the inception of the first constitution until the present time. If individual palynologists or society officers find errors in the following historical list, I would appreciate hearing from them in order to correct the records.

The History of Officers and Councillors of Current (2004) Affiliate Societies
  1977-80 IPC5
Cambridge
1980-84 IPC6
Calgary
1984-88 IPC7
Brisbane
1988-92 IPC8
Aix-en-Provence
1992-96 IPC9
Houston
1996-00 1PC10
Nanjing
2000-04 IPC11
Granada
2004-08 IPC12
Bonn
2008-12/13 1PC13
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President A. Traverse C. Caratini C. McGregor H. Visscher J. Canright O. Davis A. Le Thomas Thomas Litt Thomas Servais
Secr/Treas. G. Norris R. Jan du Chene D. Jarzen W. Punt O. Davis R.S. Anderson M. Harley Jiri Bek Charles Wellman
Editor J. Canright "Committee" J. Canright J. Canright J. Wrenn F. Rich A.M. Lezine Charles Wellman Jean-Nicolas Haas
AASP J. Canright
C. McGregor
J. Canright
C. McGregor
D. Nichols
H. Kaska
D. Nichols
H. Kaska
V. Bryant
J. Jansonius
Oboh-Ikuenobe
R. Wicander
Oboh-Ikuenobe
R. Wicander
Owen Davis
James Riding
Owen Davis
James Riding
APLE F. Cramer M. Risueno M. Risueno Rodriguez-Garcia Rodriguez-Garcia A.T. Romero-Garcia A.T. Romero-Garcia C.Fernández C.Fernández
APLF C. Caratini
J. Chateauneuf
A. LeThomas
J.L. deBeaulieu
A. LeThomas
G. Lachkar
A. LeThomas
J.P. Suc
J.L. de Beaulieu
J.P. Suc
J.L. de Beaulieu
E. Masure
M.-P. Ledru
E. Masure
M.-P. Ledru
N.Combourieu-Nebout
N.Combourieu-Nebout
APP H. Grebe W. Riegel W. Riegel F. Schaarschmidt E. Schrank E. Schrank T. Litt R. Brocke R. Brocke
CAP J. Utting J. Utting J. Utting D. Jarzen D. Jarzen J.Szeicz & G.Chmura G.Chmura&R.Mathewes Jean-Nicolas Haas Jean-Nicolas Haas
CIMP C. Downie
H. Visscher
C. Downie
H. Visscher
H. Visscher
B. Owens
B. Owens
F. Paris
G. Clayton
F. Paris
G. Clayton
F. Paris
T. Servais
C. Wellman
T. Servais
C. Wellman
Zelia Pereira
CPS S. Nilsson U. Hafsten U. Hafsten K. Rau.-Pederson K. Rau.-Pederson S. Piasecki S.Piasecki&DagfinMoe Dagfin Moe (T.B.D. IPC12)
GPSBI D. Marchetti D. Marchetti M. Follieri M. Follieri D. Magri D.Magri & L.Sadori Laura Sadori Laura Sadori Anna M. Mercuri
IAA



J. Emberlin E.Dominguez-Vilches E.Dominguez-Vilches C.G.Soldevilla Bernard Clot
LSPG

S. Blackmore S. Blackmore M. Harley M. Harley Rob Marchant Rob Marchant Guy Harrington
OCP B. Pacltova B. Pacltova B. Pacltova M. Vavrdova M. Vavrdova Jiri Bek Jiri Bek Olda Fatka J. Daskova
PK C. Jansen C. Jansen W. Punt P. Cleveringa P. Cleveringa O. Abbink O. Abbink H.Hooghiemstra H.Hooghiemstra
PPMB       M. Streel M. Streel Emile Roche Emile Roche P. Steemans P. Steemans
PSC Hsu Jen Hsu Jen Hsu Jen Song Zhichen Song Zhichen Gengwu Liu Gengwu Liu Huaicheng Zhu Huaicheng Zhu
PSJ S. Tokunaga S. Tokunaga K. Takahashi K. Takahashi
N. Fuji
N. Fuji
H. Miki-Hirosige
T. Uchiyama
M. Sado
T. Uchiyama
M. Sado
Y. Takahashi Shinya Sugita
PSP     E. Turnau Turnau/Sadowska A. Sadowska D. Nalepka D. Nalepka M. Malkiewicz Ewa Durska
RPC L. Rovnina
E Zaklinskaya
L. Rovnina
A. Chlonova
E Zaklinskaya
A. Chlonova
L. Rovnina
M. Oshurkova
L. Rovnina
M. Oshurkova
N. Bolikhovskaya
A. Gomankov
Khomutova & O.Dzyuba
V. Federova
Olga Dzyuba
V. Federova
(T.B.D. 10/4/08)
TCP
V. Ediger V. Ediger Z. Bati Z. Bati K. Ertug K. Ertug Z. Bati Z. Bati
TMS J. Richardson M. Fisher M. Boulter M. Boulter D. Batten D. Jolley P. Dodsworth Ian Harding Ian Harding

See also:
  • PALYNOS 22/2 - Dec., 1999
  • PALYNOS 18/2 - Dec., 1995
  • A History of North American Palynology

    Owen Davis Last updated 5/04