The Micropalaeontological Society


SEM image of Scyphosphaera porosa, a rare deep-photic coccolithophore collected from the plankton on AMT Cruise 18 (November 2008, S. Atlantic, 130m depth). Imaged by Jeremy Young, University College London, UK, imaged at EMMA unit, The Natural History Museum, London.

Chair: Odysseus Archontikis (University of Oxford)
Secretary: Claire Routledge (University of Kiel)

Nannofossil Links

Calcareous nannofossils are often widespread, abundant and well-preserved in marine sediments in the geological record and are therefore a very useful biostratigraphic tool. Made of calcium carbonate, they can often be found in vast numbers, sometimes forming the major constituent of a particular rock e.g. the White Cliffs of Dover. Living and fossil nannoplankton are also important in the study of climate change and in palaeoceanographic and palaeoecological research.

The working group is open to academic and industrial scientists worldwide who are interested in the study of Calcareous Nannofossils. The group aims to bring workers together to disseminate knowledge and facilitate research. An annual joint meeting with the foram group takes place in the spring and other group activities include taxonomic workshops and field meetings.

Recent Nannofossil Posts

Celebrate #WomenInMicropalaeontology – 11/02/23

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Call for 2023 TMS AGM Host

We’re still looking for volunteers to host the 2023 Annual Conference in November 2023! If Read more

2023 TMS Calendar – SOLD OUT

The 2023 TMS Calendar has sold out and is no longer available to purchase. Thank Read more

TMS Calendars 2023

The 2023 TMS calendar features twelve fantastic microfossil images which were sent in by members Read more

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TMS Annual Conference Registration now open!

Registration for the TMS annual conference is now open. For more details, and to register, Read more