The Micropalaeontological Society

Foraminifera

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

Chair: Babette Hoogakker (Heriot-Watt University)
Secretary: Irina Polovodova Asteman (University of Gothenburg)

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.


Obituary for Professor John Murray

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Professor John Murray in late Read more

Latest Newsletter

Our latest copy of the TMS newsletter is now available to download from the Newsletter Read more

TMS Foraminifera Festival

We are delighted to invite you to the TMS Foraminifera Festival: a virtual foram-themed day Read more

Newsletter now available

The new edition of the TMS newsletter is now available to download from the Newsletter Read more

Microfossil Image Competition 2021

Diatoms are tiny, silica-shelled phytoplankton. Not only are they an important part of marine ecosystems Read more

Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2020

2020 Calendar Following another successful year, our 2020 calendars are now sold out. Prices are Read more

The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference 2019, 13-14 November 2019, Nottingham

The TMSoc are delighted to announce this year’s annual conference will be hosted by the British Geological Survey at Keyworth, close to Nottingham. Read more

Foram-Nanno 2019, 1st-4th July 2019, Switzerland

The Conference and Workshops will occur over 3 days scheduled in July 2019 and will Read more

Microfossil Image Competition 2018

Entries are now closed, thank you to everyone who submitted fantastic fossil images! 2018 will Read more

Foram-Nanno 2018, 22nd June 2018, Edinburgh & St Andrews

The deadline for registration and abstract submission has been extended to 23.59pm, 18th May The Read more