The Micropalaeontological Society

Silicofossil

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

Chair: Savannah Worne (Nottingham Trent University)
Secretary: Martin Tetard

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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.


6th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2022

The Micropalaeontological Society Silicofossil and Palynology Joint meeting will take place on the 30th of Read more

TMS Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the TMS Newsletter for March 2022 is now available Read more

New paper

We are pleased to announce that a new paper has just been published in our Read more

JM Special Issue: submissions call

We are pleased to announce the following Special Issue of the Journal of Micropalaeontology is Read more

2021 conference abstracts

Our first Special Issue of the Newsletter, with the abstracts from the 2021 annual meeting Read more

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ICP14

Dear Paleoceanography community and friends, We are excited to announce that registration and abstract submission for ICP14 Read more

Latest Newsletter

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