AASP was established in 1967 by a group of 32 founding members to promote the science of palynology. Today AASP has a world-wide membership of about 500 and is run by an executive including an elected Board of Directors and subsidiary boards and committees. The executive Board of Directors meets at the Annual Meetings and at mid-yearly meetings. In 2008, AASP changed its name from the "American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Inc." to "AASP - The Palynological Society" and changed its logo to reflect AASP's promotion of all aspects of palynology in academia and industry.
AASP welcomes new members -- anyone with an interest in the science of palynology may join.
All members of AASP receive Palynology, which is published annually, the AASP Newsletter, which is published four times a year, and a Membership Directory published every other year. To join click here.
AASP organises Annual Meetings featuring technical sessions where talks and posters are presented on all aspects of palynology. Registration fees are reduced for AASP Members The meeting includes society business luncheon, optional field trips and social events.
In addition to Palynology and the AASP Newsletter, the AASP Foundation publishes the Contributions Series (mostly monographs, issued irregularly), as well as several books and miscellaneous items. Click [here] to order AASP publications online.
In 1990, AASP endowed the CENEX Center of Excellence in Palynology in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University.
[CENEX] houses an extensive collection of reprints and pollen and spore slides
AASP annually awards student scholarships to promote the study of palynology. It bestows several awards on its members in recognition of their service, and upon palynologists worldwide in recognition of their accomplishments in the field of palynology.