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Assessing Ecosystem Variability from Paleoceanographic Archives session of Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21st-26th February 2016, New Orleans

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There is a special session at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans (21-26 February 2016) entitled “Assessing Ecosystem Variability from Paleoceanographic Archives”. This session will be a great opportunity to showcase how paleoecological and paleobiological research can help to constrain ecological processes and benchmark variability at scales not accessible to biological observations. We invite contributions making use of fossil and sub-fossil data irrespective of organismal groups, methods, or time scales, including investigations ranging from studies of the natural magnitude of ecosystem variability, trends, changes of biogeographic range, to processes related to the extinction and emergence of species.

More information on the official meeting website.

TMS AGM 2015, 16-17th November 2015, Liverpool

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Proposed schedule

Monday 16th November: Rock to Clock: the importance of microfossils Symposium and Society AGM

The afternoon session will be dedicated to the importance of microfossils in fundamental and applied biostratigraphy, looking into biodiversity, evolution, geological indicators, as presented by the keynote speakers (including Phil Gibbard, Vanessa Bowman, Simonetta Monechi and Mike Simmons). This will be followed by the TMS awards and society business.  A drink reception (sponsored by Petrostrat) and the Annual dinner will conclude the day.

Note: you do not need to register or pay to attend the society business section of this meeting, this is free to attend for any TMS member.

Tuesday 17th November:  Poster session and open talks on micropalaeontology

The day will comprise of talk and poster presentations. Abstracts for posters and short communications (15 min) are invited across all aspects of micropalaeontology. Presentations are particularly encouraged from graduates and early career researchers.


Registration is now open!

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Abstract Submission

Abstracts to be formatted in Arial, font size 11pt, with a 250 word limit, and to list all affiliated authors and institutions. Please indicate the speaker with an asterisk.

Talks will be in 15 minute slots, including 3 minutes for questions

Posters should be in A0 format and presented in portrait format (poster board size is 145cm tall by 85cm wide).

Abstract deadline: 30th September 2015.

Click here to submit abstract(s)

If the above button does not work, simply send abstract(s) photo to with the subject”TMS AGM Abstract Submission”.

Pricing and conference fee payment

  • Student/unwaged TMS member
  • £15
  • Student/unwaged TMS non-member
  • £30
  • Regular TMS member
  • £30
  • Regular TMS non-member
  • £40
  • Conference Dinner
  • £35

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More details soon!


We have a range of hotels (see below) that have discounted prices if booked by us. If you wish to use this service, please email us as soon as possible ( with subject TMS Accommodation booking.

Hope street Hotel – £91.50 B&B –

Feathers hotel -£59.95 B&B –

The Liner Hotel – £59.00 B&B –

The Hard Day’s night Hotel B&B –

(Single occupancy- £79.00); (Double occupancy- £89.00)


Otherwise, you could try or

Travel Information

From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University.

The University is just a ten-minute walk away from the nearest mainline station at Lime Street. Take the main exit and turn left into Lime Street. Then turn left again at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel and continue up Mount Pleasant towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral.

The National Express coach station is in Norton Street, a fifthteen-minute walk from the Campus. From the exit, turn right and cross London Road into Seymour Street then Russell Street followed by Clarence Street. Then turn left into Mount Pleasant and head towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral.

Mersey Ferries operates services between Pier Head and Birkenhead/Wallasey on the Wirral. You can also sail between Liverpool and Belfast and the Isle of Man. Once in Liverpool, follow signs for the Catholic Cathedral.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated eight miles from the city and is best reached by taxi or the express bus – the Airlink 500, located directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. Direct trains run from Manchester Airport to Lime Street train station.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport:

Manchester Airport:

For comprehensive local travel information visit:


The university website has detailed maps of campus and the Department of Geography is building 73 on these maps.

Conference Dinner

Conference dinner will take place at the Royal Liver Venue, an emblematic and iconic place of Liverpool on the 16th of November, from 19.30 onwards.


Please indicate if you have any dietary requirement when you register for the dinner (£35 including drinks).

For further information, please contact

Symposium organisers: Fabienne Marret-Davies, Alan Bowden and Kirsty Edgar.

Travel bursaries of up to £100 will be available to support students and early career researchers (<10 yrs from PhD) for presenting either oral talk or poster. Please use the form below if you are interested in applying for this bursary:


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Strati 2015, 19th – 23rd July, Austria

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Strati 2015

The Strati 2015 congress follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International  Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) to be held in Graz (Austria), July 19‐23, 2015. The congress will be open to all topics in stratigraphy. Read more

Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE seminar, 6-7th May 2015, Stavanger, Norway

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Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE 2015

A two day FORCE seminar will be organized within in the FORCE seminar program. This will be hosted by the NPD in Stavanger May 6-7th 2015. The seminar title will be “APPLIED BIOSTRATIGRAPHY – how to use biostratigraphy to enhance exploration and production activities on the NCS” Read more