Ichnia, International Ichnological Congress

Ichnia is the official  congress of the International Ichnological association.

ICHNIA 2016 – The Fourth International Congress on Ichnology. Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal, May 3-13, 2016

“Ichnology for the 21st century: from (Paleo)Biology to Sustainable Development”

Under the patronage of the International Ichnological Association, Global Geoparks Network/UNESCO.

Convenors: Carlos Neto de Carvalho and Andrea Baucon

Place of the Venue: the Borderland Cultural Centre/Centro Cultural Raiano (geopark’ headquarters), Geopark Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional, Global Geopark under UNESCO, see


Proposed Dates

Pre-Congress Field Trips: May 3-5

Congress: 6-9 May

Intra-Congress Field Trip: May 8

Post-Congress Field Trips: May 10-13


We are looking for key-note speakers in groundbreaking research areas: the best proposals (short abstract no more than 200 words) to be sent to the Organizing Committee ( will be awarded with an all-included (travels, hotel, meals, congress fees) free pass to the Congress!


Pre-, intra- and Post-Congress field trips will be proposed for all Iberian Peninsula. Be ready for amazing ichnosites! Be ready for unique cultural experiences! Be ready for coming back!


First Circular in the future Ichnia 2016 website: March 2014

Save the dates!

Previous editions took place in Saint John’s (Newfoundland, Canada) in 2012, Cracow (Poland) in 2008 and Trelew (Argentina) in 2004.

Ichnological meetings (send information to

Dear ichnologist colleagues,

It is with pleasure, that I invite you to attend SLIC 2015, the Third Latin American Symposium on Ichnology, during 17th to 27th October 2015. This is Uruguay’s time. Colonia del Sacramento will be the place to host this meeting, wishing to bring together ichnologists from different research areas. We hope to receive colleagues not only from Latin America, but also from other continents. This meeting will consist of invited talks, oral presentations, posters, pre, intra and post-symposium fieldtrips.

Colonia del Sacramento is a historical city, which makes it the destination of tourists who enjoy its security and tranquility.

Please look at the first circular and a pre-registration form, that will help us with the organization.

Hoping to see you in Colonia next year,

All the best,

Mariano Verde

  • 9th International Bioerosion Workshop, October, 2017, Rome, Italy

Organized by: Dr. Barbara Davidde and Dr. Sandra Ricci

Superior Institute of Conservation and Restoration (ISCR), Via di San Michele 23, Rome.

Other meetings (send information to

  • Session T18. “Trace fossils and environmental analysis”, 22nd-25th of June 2015

This session is organized in frame of the IAS 31st Meeting of Sedimentology.
Chairmen: Alfred Uchman, Francisco Rodríguez-Tovar

  • Special Session: “Tetrapod trackway data: Acquisition, Storage, Processing and Interpretation”, 8th-12th July 2015

This session will be held during the XIII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists in Opole, Poland. Chairperson: Christian A. Meyer. For more information visit: