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Jaramillo: new AASP president elect

September 05, 2005

Jaramillo: new AASP president elect

STRI staff scientist Carlos Jaramillo is the new presidentelect of the AASP 2005- 2006.

STRI staff scientist Carlos Jaramillo is the new president elect of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP) 2005- 2006. He will become President in 2006 and serve as Past President in 2007-2008. Jaramillo will be sworn this month at the AASP annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

The AASP was established in 1967 by a group of 32 founding members to promote the science of palynology in academia and industry. Today AASP has a world-wide membership of 500 and is run by an elected Board of Directors and subsidiary committees.

Jaramillo, 36, has a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has held postdoctoral positions at SI, the Petroleum Research Foundation and the Florida Museum of Natural History, and has been
granted countless research and academic awards, fellowships and special recognitions since he was 9. He joined STRI early this year to fill the Cofrin Endowed Chair of Palynology, after a three-year appointment at the Instituto Colombiano de Petróleo in Bucaramanga. Jaramillo is frequently invited speaker at Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Akron, EAFIT, the Smithsonian, etc. His current research studies the causes, patters, and processes of tropical biodiversity at diverse scales of time and space.

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