What is Palynology
Palynology is the study of pollen, spores, dinoflagellates, and other microscopic "palynomorphs." Palynology originated in Scandinavia in the early 20th century and developed in America after World War II, particularly in the area of George Fournier, Third President of AASP petroleum exploration. This site includes Biographies of over 100 palynologists who were prominent nationally and internationally in the development of palynology.
The American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP) is collecting biographies of those who developed the field of palynology; particularly in North America and Europe, and particularly associated with AASP. We are making the published and unpublished information freely available to the scientific community through this web page.
We appreciate citations of published bibliographic material , suggestions of persons to be interviewed and volunteers to conduct the interviews.
- In Memoriam, Knut Fægri 1909-2001
- In Memoriam Siwert Nilsson 1933-2002
- Jankausas, T. and Sarjeant, W.A.S.
Boris M. Timofeyev (1916-1982): Pioneer of Precambrian and Early Paleozoic Palynology. Earth Sciences History 20: 178 - 192.
- Manten, A.A. 1967.
Lennart von Post and the foundation of modern palynology. Review Palaeobotany Palynology 1: 11-22.
- Moe, D., Krzywinski, K., Kaland, P.E. 2002.
In Memoriam Knut Faegri 1909-2001. Grana 41: 1-3.
- Owens, B., and Sarjeant, W.A.S. 1999. Charles Downie 1923-1999. Geological Society Annual Review 99: 28-29.
- Sarjeant, W.A.S. 1974.
Two great palynologists: Gunnar Erdtman and Georges Deflandre. Microscopy, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 319-331.
- _______________. 1984.
Charles Downie and the early days of palynological research at the Universityof Sheffiel. Journal Micropalaeontlogy 3: 1-6.
- _______________. 1985.
Alfred Eisenack (1891-1982) and his contribution to palynology. Review Palaeobotany Palynology 45: 3-15.
- _______________. 1999.
Obituary: Charles Downie (1923-1999). Acritarch Newsletter 15: 4-8.
- _______________. 2000.
Charles Downie (1923-1999) and his work on fossil dinoflagellates Stuifmail 18: 33-44.
- Sarjeant, W.A.S. and Vanguestaine, M. 1999.
Maria Lejeune-Carepentier (1910-1995): a memorial. Journal Micropalaeontlogy 18: 137-142.
- Selling, H.H. 1951.
Lennart von Post 16/6 1884 - 11/1/1951. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift, Stockholm 45: 276-296.
- Van Campo, M. 1979.
Hommage R.P. Wodehouse. Pollen et Spores 21:4:397—398.
- West, R.G. 1988.
Harry Godwin 9 May 1901 - 12 August 1985. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 34: 261-292.
History of Palynology
- Canright, J.C. 1995.
A Brief History of Some Major Contributors to the Development of Palynology in the United States. Palynos 18(2): 2-7.
- Davis, O.K. Brief overview, North America
- Davis, O.K. Bibliography of pre-1950 North American literature
- Davis, O.K. The AASP Logo
- Jansonius, J. and McGregor, D.C. 1996.
Introduction, Palynology: Principles and Applications. AASP Foundation. v. 1, pp 1-10.
- Sarjeant, W.A.S. 2002.
'As chimney-sweeps, come to dust': a history of palynology to 1970. pp. 273-327 In: Oldroyd, D. R. The earth inside and out: some major contributions to geology in the twentieth century. Geological Society (London) Special Publication no. 192.
- Sears, P.B. Pollen and Spore Circular 1993. no. 1
- Traverse, A. 1974.
Paleopalynology 1947-1972. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 61:1:203-236.
- Traverse, A. Sullivan, H.J. 1983.
The background, origin, and early history of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists. Palynology (7): 7-18.