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New paper

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A new paper has just been published in the Journal of Micropalaeontology.

Spine-like structures in Paleogene muricate planktonic foraminifera

Paul N. Pearson, Eleanor John, Bridget S. Wade, Simon D’Haenens, and Caroline H. Lear

Check it out here.

TMS annual conference 2022

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Logo for TMS 2022

The annual conference of the Micropalaeontological Society will be held at MARUM, the University of Bremen, Germany between 9th and 11th November 2022.

The theme of the conference “The microfossil record of ecosystem response to global change” and the scientific diversity of the targeted audience is illustrated by the keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Clara Bolton, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara, Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. Sofia Ribeiro, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Nicolaas Glock, Institute for Geology, Hamburg University, Germany
  • Dr. David Lazarus, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

Next to two full conference days (10-11th November), there will be an opportunity to organize half-day workshops on Wednesday 9th November, followed by the Icebreaker Party.

Registration is now open

The ab­stract sub­mis­sion dead­line is 30 Septem­ber 2022. Re­gis­tra­tion for par­ti­cipants who do not wish to present any­thing at the con­fer­ence will re­main open un­til 9 Oc­to­ber 2022. To register, please visit the conference website:

https://www.marum.de/en/Research/TMS-2022.html


TMS-Cushman Foram Seminars

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We are pleased to announce that we are launching a seminar series on foraminiferal research as a joint initiative between The Micropalaeontological Society and the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. The first two dates are:

30 / 5 14:00 CET Julie Meilland on Reproduction strategies and habitat of planktonic foraminifera in the upper ocean

13/06 15:00 CET Simon F. Mitchell on The basis for a large benthic foraminifera zonation of the Eocene of the Americas

More details, including how to register, can be found here:

TMS Nanno Journal Club

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SEM image of Scyphosphaera porosa, a rare deep-photic coccolithophore

We are excited to announce the initiation of the TMS Nanno Journal Club! This is designed to promote research findings and initiatives on nannoplankton within our group, with the aim to bring our community closer. We intend to distribute a termly email promoting and publicising papers/blogs/etc., that have recently been published by TMS Nanno members in the form of an online Newsletter with the intention of distributing amongst the TMS Nanno mailing list. If you have recently published a paper in an academic peer-reviewed journal, or written a blog on your science and want to advertise it within our group, please consider filling in the following form (it will only take ~5 minutes to complete). With your (and/or the authors permission), we would also be proud to promote your submissions on our TMS Nanno twitter page.

6th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2022

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The Micropalaeontological Society Silicofossil and Palynology Joint meeting will take place on the 30th of June to the 1st of July 2022 at Northumbria University, UK. Virtual attendance through Microsoft Teams will also be an option.

Abstracts on any aspect of palynology or silicofossil research are welcome. Presentations will be either full talks (12 minutes presenting, 3 minutes for questions), or lightening talks (4 minutes presenting, 1 minute for questions). Preference will be given to PhD and MSc students to enable them to present talks in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference for in-person attendees. A social event on the evening of the 30th June is planned for in-person attendees, with further details to follow (cost likely to be between £20-35 pp).

Abstract submission and registration are open from the 8th of April to the 27th of May and can be accessed on the following link: https://forms.gle/K8oUkJixpbzKNaVz7

Once you have filled in the registration form, please pay the registration fee using the options below

Registration fee is £40 for non-TMS members, £25 for TMS full members and £15 for students, retired TMS members and participants from lower income countries.

Please select your category

Any question can be asked to: tmspaly@gmail.com or tmsocsilico@gmail.com

TMS Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce that the TMS Newsletter for March 2022 is now available to download here.

ISO 19

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The French Ostracodologists’ Group and the International Research Group on Ostracoda are pleased to invite you to attend the 19th International Symposium on Ostracoda that will be held in Lyon at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 from July 18th-22nd 2022.

Hopefully the pandemic situation in France will be better in July than it is at the moment (France accounted for about 10% of the World covid cases this week…). The ISO meetings are rare occasions for ostracodologists of different countries, disciplines, generations to meet and discuss so we’ll do anything we can to maintain the meeting in person.

We would like to strongly encourage the younger generation (MScs, PhDs, Postdocs) to come and present their work in front of our welcoming community. The IRGO will provide at least two travel grants (up to 1000€) to students that have no other source of funds for attending the conference. The two best student abstracts will be selected by the advisory board of SF*IRGO (https://www.support-irgo.net/advisory-board/) for the attribution of these grants and the laureates will be notified on April 30th the latest.

We also know that not every one of you will be able to attend the meeting. Those participants that know, or expect, that they will be unable to attend in person because of travel, health or mobility restrictions will still be able to present their work and follow the conference online. If their abstracts are accepted, they will be invited to submit pre-recorded talks ahead of the meeting and to attend a live virtual Q&A session after their talks. Oral sessions during the meeting will therefore be a mix of predominantly live, in-person presentations and some pre-recorded presentations, presented to both the in-person and virtual audience. The symposium will thus be fully streamed for virtual attendees but social events taking place in Lyon will be for in-person attendees only.

To find out more, visit http://iso2022.univ-lyon1.fr/en