We are delighted to welcome the two new members who will be soon incorporated to our research group. Erik de Boer is a Dutch palynologist who obtained his PhD in the Univesity of Amsterdam working on the paleoecology of the Mauritius Island (Indian Ocean). Recently, Erik obtained a two-year Juan de la Cierva postoc contract to be incorporated to our group, where he will work on the palynology and paleoecology of the Azores Islands (North Atlantic). His incorporation is projected by Spetember this year. Núria Cañellas Boltà obtained her PhD in the University of Barcelona working on the palynology and paleoecology of Easter Island (South Pacific). She has recently been selected for a position of laboratory technician and she will be in charge of our Laboratory of Paleoecology (PALAB) at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC). Núria was already part of our goup in the past and now is working as a postdoc researcher at the University of Barcelona. We hope that she will start with us again by early 2018.