The Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum (CPS) is a society of palynologists in the Scandinavian countries. CPS was established in 1969 by Professor Gunnar Erdtman and a group of Nordic palynologists with the aim to stimulate the interest for palynology and to coordinate palynological research in the Nordic countries.

The association was also to ensure the continuity and edition of the journal Grana Palynologica (now GRANA) and the World Pollen and Spore Flora (WPSF).

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GRANA is an international journal of palynology and aerobiology published under the auspices of the Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum (CPS) in affiliation with the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA).

GRANA articles appear online prior to the printed issue once they are in publication format. Click the 'latest articles' tab on GRANA's website at T&F.

Read more of and about GRANA here. Interested in submitting an article?

Current issue

Vol. 60, 2021, No. 2



Natalia Zavialova, Patrick Blomenkemper, Hans Kerp, Abdalla Abu Hamad & Benjamin Bomfleur

A lyginopterid pollen organ from the upper Permian of the Dead Sea region - 81–96


Olaf Lenz, Sarah Diekmeier & Volker Wilde

Nypa pollen diversity in middle Eocene mangroves at the edge of the southern Proto-North Sea (Helmstedt, northern Germany) – a statistical approach - 97–118

Jutta Lechterbeck & Manfred Rösch

Böhringer See, western Lake Constance (Germany): an 8500 year record of vegetation change - 119–131


Matt Smith & Branko Šikoparija

Interlaboratory proficiency test in aerobiology using virtual slides – feasibility study - 132–145


Ren Hua Zheng, Shun De Su, Hui Xiao, Lu Ming Fang & Hui Qiao Tian

Calcium dynamic in the developing microsporangiums of Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) - 146–154


Manfred Rösch

EPDB: 48. Mires near the yew forest of Paterzell (Upper Bavaria, Germany) - 155–157


Jordi Revelles & Matthieu Ghilardi


EPDB: 49. Saint Florent (north Corsica, France) - 158–160


CPS is proud original constitution member of the IFPS – the International Federation of Palynological Societies. The IFPS recently has uploaded a new website.

The website's background image by Friðgeir Grímsson shows a choice of pollen taxa from the Middle Miocene of the Lavanttal Basin, Austria. Many of these have already been published in GRANA. For more information, please visit Friðgeirs website.