The Micropalaeontological Society

Silicofossil

Thyrsocyrtis1024x764

Thyrsocyrtis sp., Radiolaria from the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean (Barbados), Eocene. Image by Claudio Stadler, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Secretary: Marco Chiari  (IGG-CNR, Firenze)
Chair: Claire Allen (British Antarctic Survey)

Silicofossil LinksGallery

The Silicofossil Group emerged within TMS in the early 2000’s mainly by Diatom and Radiolarian specialists and has organized some successful biannual joint meetings with the Palynology Group of TMS.

The TMS Silicofossil Group is unique as it encompasses several taxonomic groups that share the physiological adaptation of using silica to synthesize skeletal forms. As such, silicabiomineralization is a common area of interest to the members of the Silicofossil Group, including factors controlling growth, morphology and preservation of siliceous microfossils. This encompasses diverse themes including physiology, taxonomy, evolution, genetics and ecology, and application-based topics related to biochemical engineering, palaeoceanography, palaeolimnology, biostratigraphy, palaeobiology, etc.; ranging from the molecular scale (genetics, physiology, etc.) to global scale (geochemical cycling, biodiversity, etc.) studies.


Lyell Meeting 2018: Mass extinctions, 8th March 2018, London

The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth Read more

Change of Journal Publisher (Copernicus Publications)

We are delighted to announce The Micropalaeontological Society has signed a new deal with Copernicus Read more

Image Comp Poster 2017

Microfossil Image Competition 2017

2017 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The Read more

0-calendar-cover-2017

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

SILICOPALY 2016 banner

5th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2016, 15-16th September, Florence

The next Joint Meeting will be held in Florence (Italy) from 15th September to 16th 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

TMS AGM 2016 Banner

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