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 400 and is run by an executive including an elected Board of Directors and subsidiary committees. Click for more information.
AASP – The Palynological society (AASP-TPS) was founded to promote the science of palynology for and in behalf of the public interest. It is a non-profit organization, to foster the spirit of scientific research among its members and others engaged in this field of science. It also aims to gather information and data on this subject that is disseminated to its members and to the general public. AASP-TPS was established as the “American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists” following a survey conducted by Herbert Sullivan in spring of 1967. It held its first meeting on December 8, 1967 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.