The Micropalaeontological Society

Nannofossil

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

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 2022

The annual conference of the Micropalaeontological Society will be held at MARUM, the University of Read more

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

TMS Nanno Journal Club

We are excited to announce the initiation of the TMS Nanno Journal Club! This is designed to promote research findings and Read more

TMS Newsletter 2022

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

JM Special Issue: submissions call

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