6th Workshop on Ichnotaxonomy
Save the Date: September 3rd – 7th , 2018
Venue: SENCKENBERG am Meer, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Organisers: Max Wisshak and Colleagues
The sixth Workshop on Ichnotaxonomy will take place in the „Cradle of Neoichnology“ - at the SENCKENBERG research institute in Wilhelmshaven, literally just few metres from the Wadden Sea of the North Sea. Furthering the long tradition of ichnological research at this site (Richter, Häntzschel, Schäfer, Reineck, Hertweck, ...) participants are invited to present their work on trace fossils, the encountered ichnotaxonomical hurdles, and the implications for ichnotaxonomical principles and nomenclature. We expect lively discussions, both at the round table and during two fieldtrips that will help fostering the value and applicability of trace fossil nomenclature and classification as a basis for interpreting palaeoenvironments and for studies of palaeobiology and evolution.