The Micropalaeontological Society

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Society Publications

From 1973 to 1998, the Society publishend its own micropalaeontographical series: A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, (first produced in 1973, edited by Professor Peter Sylvester-Bradley and Dr David Siveter of Leicester University), it also produces an occasional series of field guides.

The BMS produced a circular until 1976, when the Newsletter was inaugurated, as The British Micropalaeontologist, first edited by P.J. Bigg. The newsletter was renamed Newsletter of Micropalaeontology in 1995. The first BMS publication (apart from the A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells) was A Stratigraphical Index of British Ostracoda (edited by Ray Bate and Eric Robinson) which appeared in 1978 and was published as a Special Issue of Geological Journal. Subsequent volumes have been published as a Special Publications Series, commencing with the Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera (edited by Graham Jenkins and John Murray) in 1980. These are available to TMS members at discounted rates.

The year 1982 is a milestone in Society history as this saw the initiation of the society’s own journal, the Journal of Micropalaeontology, (first edited by Lesley Sheppard). The Journal was initially produced once a year, but since 1984 has become a twice yearly publication of growing international repute. The editor and the editorial board will consider for publication original papers and review articles dealing with all aspects of Micropalaeontology.

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The Journal of Micropalaeontology

Journal of Micropalaeontology

The Journal of Micropalaeontology (https://journal-of-micropalaeontology.net/index.html) is an established international journal publishing primary research since 1982, and is wholly owned by The Micropalaeontological Society. The journal covers all aspects of microfossils and their application to both applied studies and basic research. In particular we welcome submissions relating to microfossils and their application to palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology, palaeobiology, evolution, taxonomy, environmental change and molecular phylogeny. The scope of the journal is broad, demonstrating the application of microfossils to solving broad geoscience issues.

The Journal of Micropalaeontology is fully open access, and is currently published by Copernicus Publication (https://publications.copernicus.org/).

Online access to the Journal

Access to the Journal of Micropalaeontology is available for free online (https://www.journal-of-micropalaeontology.net/) and via print subscription (https://www.journal-of-micropalaeontology.net/about/print_subscription.html) for which TMS members receive a 50% discount. The cost of print varies from year to year and is dependent on the number of pages published.

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Paper copies of back issues can be obtained from The Micropalaeontological Society at the cost of £1 per issue. Contact Haydon Bailey for details.

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Editorial board

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Editor-in-chief: Dr Sev Kender (s.kender@exeter.ac.uk) (University of Exeter, UK)

Editors: Dr Kirsty Edgar (University of Birmingham, UK), Dr Laia Alegret (Universidade de Zaragoza, Spain), Dr Thomas Cronin (US Geological Survey, USA), Dr Taniel Danelian (Université Lille 1, France), Professor Emanuela Mattioli (Université Lyon, France), Dr Francesca Sangiorgi (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

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Special Publications

Proposals for upcoming special publications and information from the Editors.

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TMS members qualify for 50% off the list price of TMS books, and up to 40% off other Geological Society published books (but not books from other publishers). To get these discounts please
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TMS007 – The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History

TMS007 – The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History

Edited by M. Williams, T. Hill, I. Boomer and I.P. Wilkinson

TMS Members price £50

This is the seventh special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Sociejty Publishing House, 16th June 2017

Microfossils are an abundant component of the sedimentary rock record. Their analysis can reveal not only the environments in which the rocks were deposited, but also their age. When combined, the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of microfossils offer enormous utility for archaeological and forensic investigations. Their presence can act as a geological ‘fingerprint’ and the tiniest fragment of material, such as a broken Iron Age potsherd, can contain a microfossil signature that reveals the geographical source of the materials under investigation. This book explores how microfossils are employed as tools to interpret human society and habitation throughout history. Examples include microfossil evidence associated with Palaeolithic human occupation at Boxgrove in Sussex, alongside investigations into human-induced landscape change during the Holocene. Further examples include the use of microfossils to provenance the source materials of Iron Age ceramics, Roman mosaics and Minoan pottery, in addition to their application to help solve modern murder cases, highlighting the diverse applications of microfossils to improving our understanding of human history.



TMS006 - Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development

TMS006 – Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development

Edited by A.J. Bowden, F.J. Gregory and A.S. Henderson; 360 pages.

A tribute to Dennis Curry

TMS Member price £47.50

This is the sixth special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 19th December, 2013.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

This TMS Special Publication comprises a collection of 23 papers with an international authorship reflecting on landmarks in the history and development of Foraminiferal micropalaeontology. The volume is prefaced by an introductory overview that provides a brief and selected historical setting, as well as the intended aims of the book.

Selected developments in Foraminiferal studies from a global perspective are presented from the time of Alcide d’Orbigny and the founding of the Paris MNHN collections in the mid-nineteenth century to the use of foraminifera in industry, other museum collections, palaeoceanography and environmental studies, regional studies from the Southern Hemisphere and the rise and fall of significant research schools. The book concludes with a chapter on the modelling of foraminifera.

Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development will be of particular interest to micropalaeontologists, other Earth scientists, historians of science, museum curators and the general reader with an interest in science..

TMS005 - Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates

TMS005 – Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates

Edited by F. Marret, J.M. Lewis & L.R. Bradley; 373 pages.A tribute to Dennis Curry

TMS Member price £50.00

This is the fifth special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 4th December, 2013.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

This volume provides an overview of current research on fossil and modern dinoflagellates, as well as highlighting research areas for future collaboration, following the DINO9 International Conference in Liverpool. The volume is organized into four themes, with a review paper for each theme written by the key-note speaker. Each theme also includes a future research foci note following discussion during the conference.

The contributions are organized into the following sections: environmental change, ecology/palaeoecology, life cycles and diversity, and stratigraphy and evolution. Also included are notes from two workshops: culture experiments and dinocysts as palaeoceanographic tracers.

This volume will be of interest to both the biological and micropalaeontological communities.

TMS004 - Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: A Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912-2001)

TMS004 – Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: A Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912-2001)

Edited by J. E. Whittaker and M. B. Hart; 295 pages.A tribute to Dennis Curry

TMS Member price £45.00

This is the fourth special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 17th September, 2010.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

Dennis Curry was a remarkable polymath and philanthropist, leading a double-life as one of the UK’s most gifted amateur geologists, whilst at the same time being an extremely successful businessman (as Managing Director of Currys Ltd).  This Festschrift, authored by friends and specialists from Britain and France, pays tribute to his often seminal research as well as exhibiting the wide range of his geological interest.  It contains 12 chapters and covers several differing aspects of micropalaeontology (pteropods, diatoms and especially foraminifera), Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Hampshire Basin stratigraphy and palaeogeography, as well as major contributions on English Channel sedimentology and the great faunal turnover affecting mammals at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary.  A scientific appreciation of Dennis Curry, “the professional amateur”, with recollections of former colleagues at University College, London (where he was Visiting Professor), together with an assessment of the valuable collections he established and donated to The Natural History Museum, are also included.  Copiously illustrated, this book is a must for all geologists.

TMS003 - Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

TMS003 – Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

Edited by J. E. Whittaker and M. B. Hart; 496 pages.

Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

TMS Member price £50.00

This is the third special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 9th June, 2009.

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This book charts the stratigraphical distribution of ostracods in the Cambrian to Pleistocene deposits of Britain and outlines their utility for dating and correlating rock sequences, as well as indicating aspects of their palaeoenvironmental and palaeogeographical significance.  These small bivalved crustaceans are the most abundant arthropods in the fossil record.  Indeed, the stratigraphy of Britain, which embraces many type-sequences, provides a particularly rich and full record of them, from at least the basal Ordovician, and from the British Cambrian there is a biostratigraphy based on their ‘relatives’, the bradoriids and phosphatocopids.  Ostracod distributions demonstrate the ecological success story of the group, occupying as they do marine, non-marine and even ‘terrestrial’ habitats. Written by current specialists in the field, this book is an authoritative account and will be welcomed by all micropalaeontologists and applied geologists in the industrial and academic world alike. It is richly illustrated with over 80 plates of electron micrographs and specially drawn maps, diagrams and range-charts.

TMS002 - Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies

TMS002 – Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies

Edited by M Williams, A M Haywood, J Gregory & D N Schmidt; 600 pages.

Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological ProxiesTMS Member price £47.50

This is the second special publication in the new TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 5th December, 2007.

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This book unites climate modelling, palaeoceanography and palaeontology to address fundamental events in the climate history of Earth over the past 600 million years. Understanding the ‘tipping points’ that have lead to rapid changes in the Earth’s climate is vitally important with the realization that humans modify global climate. In an effort to better understand past and future climate change, general circulation models have become the forerunners of attempts to simulate future climate. Although extraordinarily sophisticated, they remain imperfect tools that require ‘grounding’ in geological data. In this, the study of past major climate transitions like the Palaeozoic icehouse worlds and the extreme greenhouse of the Cretaceous are invaluable. Both the mechanisms that forced changes in the Earth’s climate as well as the proxies that track these changes are discussed. The central message of the book is that general circulation models tested with geological data in an iterative ‘ground truth’ process provide the best estimates of the Earth’s ancient climate.

TMS001 - Recent Developments in Applied Biostratigraphy

Recent Developments in Applied BiostratigraphyTMS001 – Recent Developments in Applied Biostratigraphy

Edited by A. J. Powell & J. B. Riding. 256 Pages.

TMS Member price £42.50

This is the first special publication in the new TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 25 November, 2005.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

The application of biostratigraphy to hydrocarbon exploration and development has become increasingly important both scientifically and economically. The demand for higher stratigraphical resolution in field development studies has resulted in the utilization of new approaches. The aim of this volume is to encourage an exchange of ideas and to seed new research initiatives particularly within integrated multidisciplinary teams. The papers are divided into four main themes which cover a broad range of modern applications of biostratigraphy. The first three themes are: UK North Sea field development; outcrop analogues; and international exploration and development. The final section discusses new methodologies, such as the application of correspondence analysis and multivariate correlation of wells, and palynological processing techniques applicable to the wellsite.


History of TMS Special Publications

The first Special Publication of TMS (then the BMS) was A Stratigraphical Index of British Ostracoda (edited by Ray Bate and Eric Robinson), which appeared in 1978 and was published as a Special Issue of Geological Journal. Subsequent volumes have been published as a series, commencing with the Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera (edited by Graham Jenkins and John Murray) in 1980. Ten further Special Publications were published for the BMS by Ellis Horwood Ltd., and from 1990 to 2001 seven were published by Chapman and Hall/Kluwer. During this time, stratigraphical indices or atlases have been produced for ostracods, foraminifera (2 editions), nannofossils, conodonts and dinoflagellate cysts, as well as several thematic volumes. Our Special Publications are now being handled by the Geological Society Publishing House, the first of which was published as TMS001 in November 2005.

The following titles are out of print:

  • A Stratigraphical Index of British OstracodaH Bate and E. Robinson (editors), 1978, Seel House Press, Liverpool. 538 pp. ISBN 0-902354-08-6.
  • Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera G. Jenkins and J.W. Murray (editors), 1981, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 310 pp. ISBN 0-470-27191-4.
  • Microfossils from Recent and Fossil Shelf SeasW. Neale and M.D. Brasier (editors), 1981, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 380 pp. ISBN 0-85312-338-1.
  • Fossil and Recent Ostracods H. Bate, E. Robinson and L. Sheppard (editors), 1982, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 494 pp. ISBN 0-85312-324-1.
  • A Stratigraphical Index of Calcareous NannofossilsR. Lord (editor), 1982, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 192 pp. ISBN 0-85312-326-8.
  • A Stratigraphical Index of Conodonts C. Higgins and R.L. Austin (editors), 1985, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 264 pp. ISBN 0-85312-641-0.
  • Palaeobiology of ConodontsJ. Aldridge (editor), 1987, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 180 pp. ISBN 0-85312-906-1.
  • Conodonts: Investigative Techniques and ApplicationsL. Austin (editor), 1987, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 422 pp. ISBN 0-85312-907-X.
  • Micropalaeontology of Carbonate EnvironmentsB. Hart (editor), 1987, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 296 pp. ISBN 0-13-584137-2.
  • Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera (Second Edition)G. Jenkins and J.W. Murray (editors), 1989, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 593 pp. ISBN 0-13-852187-5.
  • Nannofossils and their ApplicationsA. Crux and S.E. van Heck (editors), 1989, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 356 pp. ISBN 0-13-609215-2.
  • Northwest European Micropalaeontology and PalynologyJ. Batten and M.C. Keen (editors), 1989, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester. 356 pp. ISBN 0-13-626821-8.
  • Ostracoda and Global Events Whatley and C. Maybury (editors), 1990, Chapman and Hall, London. 644 pp. ISBN 0-412-36300-3.
  • A Stratigraphic Index of Dinoflagellate Cysts J. Powell (editor), 1991, Chapman and Hall, London. 290 pp. ISBN 0-412-36280-5.
  • Micropalaeontology and Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Middle EastD. Simmons (editor), 1994, Chapman and Hall, London. 440 pp. ISBN 0-412-42770-2.
  • A Biostratigraphical Atlas of British Ostracods Athersuch, M.C. Keen and I. Wilkinson (editors), 1994, Chapman and Hall, London. 350 pp. ISBN 0-412-45080-2.
  • Stratigraphic Index of Acritarchs and Other Palaeozoic MicrofloraJ. Dorning and S.G. Molyneux (editors), 1997, Chapman and Hall, London. ISBN 0-412-36290-2
  • Early Evolutionary History of Planktonic ForaminiferaK. BouDagher-Fadel, F.T. Banner, J.E. Whittaker and M.D. Simmons (editors), 1997, Chapman and Hall, London. 269 pp. ISBN 0-412-75820-2.
  • Calcareous Nannofossil BiostratigraphyR. Bown (editor), 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 328 pp. ISBN 0-412-78970-1.

Field Guides

Note: These field guides were produced for the pre-and post-Symposium field excursions but are all now out of print. They can now be accessed digitally via the Biodiversity Heritage Library (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org).

  • Mesozoic and Cenozoic Stratigraphical Micropalaeontology of the Dorset Coast and Isle of Wight, Southern England. – A.R. Lord and P.R. Bown (Editors) (produced for the European Microplaeontological Colloquium of 1987).
  • The Lower Palaeozoic of the Northern Welsh Borderland and South Wales. D.J. Siveter, 1988. 47 pp.
  • The Jurassic and Cretaceous of Eastern England. R.H. Bate and I.P. Wilkinson, 1988. 71 pp.
  • Cretaceous Ostracoda of the WealdJ. Horne, 1988. 42 pp.
  • An Introductory Guide to the Neogene and Quaternary of East Anglia for Ostracod workers. A.R. Lord, D.J. Horne and J.E. Robinson, 1988. 11 pp.
  • The Mesozoic and Tertiary of Southern England: the Dorset Coast and Isle of Wight. M.C. Keen, A.R. Lord, R.C. Whatley, 1988. 79 pp.
  • Recent Freshwater Ostracoda of the Lake District. D.J. Horne, 1988. 28 pp.
  • Recent and Quaternary Ostracoda of the Firth of Clyde, S.W. Scotland.E. Whittaker, 1988. 50 pp.
  • Davids and Recent Marine and Estuarine Ostracoda of the Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Coasts. R.C. Whatley and C.A. Maybury, 1988. 8 pp.
  • In the footsteps of T.R. Jones: Lower Palaeozoic of Shropshire and the Post-Palaeozoic of Avon, Dorset and Kent.J. Siveter & A.R. Lord (Editors). Field Guide for the Thirteenth International Symposium on Ostracoda, Chatham 1997, reprinted 2004. 64pp.


The Newsletter of Micropalaeontology

The newsletter is published twice annually, in January and August. Please contact the editor if you have items you would like published in the Newsletter.

Since January 2010 (No. 81) the newsletter includes news and material from all organisations taking part in the TMS affiliation scheme in addition to that from both the TMS groups and the society itself. For information on joining the TMS affiliation scheme, please contact the secretary.

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Previous Newsletters

No. 90 - 96 (January 2015 - October 2017)

No. 81 - 90 (February 2009 - September 2014)

No. 71 - 80 (January 2005 - August 2009)

No. 61 - 70 (Autumn 1999- August 2004)

No. 57 - 60 (Autumn 1997 - Spring 1999)

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The Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells

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Editorial Board
Dr I. Boomer, Prof. A.R. Lord, Dr D.J. Horne & Prof. D.J. Siveter.

The Stereo-Atlas ceased production in 1999 after 25 years

A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells was published between 1973 and 1998, 25 volumes in all. The Society does not retain any back issues.

A cumulative index for volumes 1-25 has been produced and was circulated with volume 25.