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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. 59, 2020, No. 1

A Festschrift in honor of Reinhard Zetter


David K. Ferguson, Friðgeir Grímsson & Martina Weber

Reinhard Zetter, an appreciation - 1–6


Wongkot Phuphumirat, Tanatkrit Trongdechakraiwut, Charan Leeratiwong, Phongsak Phonsena, David K. Ferguson & Reinhard Zetter

A linear polyad: a distinctive pollen dispersal unit in Xyris complanata (Xyridaceae) - 7–18


Yu-Sheng (Christopher) Liu & Cheng Quan

Neogene oak diversity of southeast United States: pollen evidence from the Gray Fossil Site - 19–24


Maximilian Bastl, Katharina Bastl, Lukas Dirr, Thomas Zechmeister & Uwe Berger

Late exposure to grass pollen in September: the case of Phragmites in Burgenland - 25–32


Christa-Charlotte Hofmann & Sophie Lichtenwagner

First palynological results of accessorial elements from the Langhian Schaßbach clay pit, Lavanttal Basin (Austria) – LM and SEM investigations of Cornales and Ericales - 33–43


Silvia Ulrich & Friđgeir Grímsson

The single-grain method: adding TEM to the equation - 44–57


Katharina Bastl, Maximilian Bastl, Lukas Dirr, Markus Berger & Uwe Berger

Frequency and distribution of insect pollinated pollen in air samples of Hirst-type volumetric pollen and spore traps in Austria from 2008 to 2017 - 58–70


Johannes M. Bouchal & Thomas Denk

Low taxonomic resolution of papillate Cupressaceae pollen (former Taxodiaceae) impairs their applicability for palaeo-habitat reconstruction - 71–93


Su-Ping Li, David Kay Ferguson, Nai-Wen Wang, Xi-Xian He, Jian-Xin Yao & Jin-Feng Li

Pleistocene vegetation in Guangxi, south China, based on palynological data from seven karst caves - 94–106


Martina Weber, Silvia Ulrich, Annamaria Ciarallo, Maciej Henneberg & Renata J. Henneberg

Pollen analysis of volcanic ash in Pompeian human skeletal remains - 107–113


Manuel Vieira & Reinhard Zetter

Pollen record of megathermal and mesothermal elements in the late Pliocene from west Portugal revealed by combined light and scanning electron microscopy studies - 114–126




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.