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Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017

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The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Micropalaeontology Image Competition!

Maxence Delaine, Lille 1 University, France won the competition with this beautiful image of two testate amoebae:  Difflugia pyriformis (L), Difflugia viscidula (R). These testate amoebae on display typically have a length of between 150-300 µm and are built by the organism using recycled mineral grains. The specimens were sampled in a small river of Brittany (Rau de l’étang du Loc’h, Peumerit-Quintin, France). The winning image is a composition of 2 pictures obtained with the SEM of the Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géosciences (UMR 8187) at Lille 1 University. The 2 pictures were subsequently combined into a single one, which was then processed in order to obtain this final colour enhanced SEM picture. Read more

Foram Nanno 2017 – Conference Fee Payment

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Foram Nanno 2017, 19th-21st June 2017, Birmingham

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The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will be hosted by the University of Birmingham on the 19-21st June 2017.The program will encompass oral presentations and extended posters sessions, an icebreaker reception in the Lapworth Museum of Geology, a conference dinner, as well as an optional field excursion and thematic workshops on Monday 19th June.

The theme for this year’s event is “Life in a Changing Ocean”. We strongly encourage submissions that address the vulnerability and resilience of foraminifera and coccolithophores to environmental change, past and present, as well as the interaction between changing marine environments and evolutionary processes and patterns over long timescales.

Keynote Speakers:

Heather Stoll, ETH Zurich

Willem Renema, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Paul Pearson, Cardiff University

Confirmed Workshops:

UK IODP Sponsored workshop: Evolution and Future Sensitivity of the Indo-Pacific Region; Unlocking archives of climate, tectonic and biotic change from International Ocean Discovery Program Expeditions

TMS Sponsored workshop: Developing Digital Chronostratigraphic Frameworks for Palaeoclimate, Palaeobiological and Biostratigraphic Data Management

As always we will place a high value on the contributions made by early career researchers. This year we include:

  • Two extended afternoon poster sessions with refreshments (3.30pm – 6pm).
  • Dedicated elevator pitch to the whole conference for all early career poster presentation (PhD / post-doc) – 1 slide, 2 minutes.
  • Oral presentation sessions with a mix of career stages.
  • Prizes for best PhD and best post-doc oral and poster presentations.

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1st International Summer School on Benthic Foraminifera, July 2nd-7th 2017, Angers

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The LPG-BIAF is delighted to announce that the first FRESCO Summer school will be held on July 2nd to 7th, 2017 at Angers University (France).

The course is intended for students/researchers interested in Living benthic foraminifera in coastal environments

If you want to apply to the summer school, please complete the form and email it to fresco@univ-angers.fr before the 3rd of March, 2017. Read more

Foram-Nanno 2017, 19th-21st June, Birmingham

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SAVE THE DATE – TMS Foram & Nanno meeting 19th-21st June 2017 at the University of Birmingham, UK

We are delighted that we are able to welcome you all to the University of Birmingham from the 19th – 21st June 2017 for the Foraminiferal and Calcareous Nannofossil meeting. The proposed schedule is below
  • Sunday 18th and Monday 19th June – Workshops (Saturday if necessary)
  • Evening of Monday 19th June – Meeting Icebreaker
  • Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June – Main Meeting
  • Thursday 22nd June – Field-trip
If you would like to run a workshop prior to this meeting then please get in touch with Kirsty for foram related queries (k.m.edgar@bham.ac.uk) or Tom Dunkley Jones for nanno queries (t.dunkleyjones@bham.ac.uk) to discuss arrangements. Please note that we have >20 each of stereo light microscopes and transmitted light microscopes available for use if you would like to run a practical workshop.
More details to follow later this year.
Best wishes, Kirsty and Tom
Your 2017 TMS F&N conference organisers

FORAMS 2018 – June 2018, Scotland

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Download the FORAMS 2018 flyer here:

http://www.tmsoc.org/forams-2018/

Download the FORAMS 2nd circular here:

International Symposium on Foraminifera, Edinburgh, Scotland. June 2018.

More information and flyer coming soon!

Visit the Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FORAMS2018