The Micropalaeontological Society



A thin section of the foram Schwagerina from the Permian chalks of Spitsbergen. Image by Silvia Spezzaferri, University of Fribourg Switzerland

Chair: William Austin (University of St. Andrews)
Secretary: Tracy Aze (University of Leeds)

Foraminifera Links

The Foram Group exists to serve the interests of all micropalaeontologists with research and applied interests in the Foraminifera. The Group co-organizes a highly successful annual spring meeting, held jointly with the TMS Nanno Group; in addition we aim to support requests by members of the TMS for sponsorship of workshop and related events. The Group is currently actively seeking to increase its engagement with industrial and applied micropalaeontologists and would welcome opportunities to support a stronger interaction and exchange of knowledge between the non-industrial (academic) and industrial sectors. If you would like to support Forams 2018 (Edinburgh, Scotland) – please contact us.

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

ForamNanno2016Banner The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will Read more

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

The LPG-BIAF is delighted to announce that the first FRESCO Summer school will be held Read more

10th International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera,19th-23rd April 2017, Slovakia

The 10th International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera 19th-23rd April 2017. Please see the second circular Read more


Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017

  View all image entries in our Flickr album. The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to Read more

Microfossil Image Competition 2016 – View album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017 can be viewed Read more

Lyell Meeting 2017: Sticking Together: microbes and their role in forming sediments, 7th March 2017, London

  At The Geological Society, Burlington House Sedimentology and geomorphology have traditionally been seen as Read more

microfossil image competition 2016

Microfossil Image Competition 2016

2016 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The Read more

Quaternary Palaeoecology Advanced Training Short Course, 23rd-27th January 2017, London

The NERC-funded Quaternary Palaeoecology Advanced Training Short Course (ATSC) will be running for its third Read more

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TMS Annual General Meeting 2016, 17-18th November, Lille

  Download full programme here: Further information about the symposium venue, travel arrangements, accommodation options Read more

17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference, 5th-8th September 2016, Plymouth

The 17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference will be held in Liverpool, UK Read more