Editorial board

Editor in Chief

Else Marie Friis, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Graduated in geology (major) and botany (minor) from the University of Aarhus 1975/1980
  • Professor of Palaeobotany (since 1987)
  • Head of the Department of Paleobotany (since 1987) and of the Department of Palaeobiology (since 2013), Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm.
  • Research areas: Paleobotany and palynology


David Canrtrill, Melbourne, Australia

  • PhD, Professor
  • Graduated: The University of Melbourne 1990
  • Currently: Chief Botanist and Director, National Herbarium of Victoria and Plant Sciences and Biodiversity Division, Royal Botniac Gardens Melbourne
  • Research Areas: Palaeobotany, Palynology, plant systematics, Southern Hemisphere biogeography, Antarctica

Thomas Denk, Stockholm, Sweden


Matthew Smith, Vienna, Austria

  • PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Graduated: Coventry University/University College Worcester 2004
  • Currently: Visiting Professor, Lab of Aeropalynology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz Univ., Poznań
  • Research Areas: Aerobiology, developing forecast models for allergenic pollen, the atmospheric trans- port of allergenic pollen at various scales, and the spatial distribution and phenology of allergenic plants.

Technical Editor

Christian Pott, Stockholm, Sweden

  • PhD 2007, University of Münster, Germany
  • Currently: Researcher at the Palaeobiology Dept, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
  • Research focus: Mesozoic palaeobotany; mainly the reproductive and vegetative architecture of Bennettitales and Nilssoniales, their evolution, biology and biogeography
  • Current studies cover Upper Triassic-Lower Cretaceous floras from Svalbard, Austria, Sweden, China, Australia and Antarctica

Editorial Board

Frøydis Eide, Norway

Sofie Lindström, Denmark

Christian Pott, Germany

Heikki Seppä, Finland

David Batten, UK

Gretchen Jones, USA

Madeleine Harley, UK

Michael Hesse, Austria

Kaj Raunsgaard Pedersen, Denmark

Raymond van der Ham, The Netherlands