The Micropalaeontological Society

TMS Annual Conference 2021

General information

Welcome to the information space of the TMS Annual Conference, which will be held online in Prague on 18 and 19 November 2021.

Registration will open on 1 August with an abstract submission deadline of 30 September. Registration for participants who do not wish to present anything at the conference will remain open until 31 October.

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All participants, whether they want to present anything at the conference or not, are requested to register using our online registration form. Registration is now closed.

All participants who wish to present either a talk or a poster at the conference must additionally to the registration form submit an abstract using our online abstract submission form. Abstract submission is now closed.


As we are conducting the TMS Annual Conference 2021 completely online, we are able to offer very friendly participation fees as follows:

Participant statusParticipation fee
Student TMS member/unwaged TMS member£0
Student TMS non-member/unwaged TMS non-member£5
Regular TMS member£10
Regular TMS non-member£15

Payment of the participation fees can be done via the PayPal widget below. If you cannot use PayPal, please contact us for alternative means of payment. The participation fee is to be paid by all participants, whether or not they plan to present anything at the TMS Annual General Conference 2021. The deadline for payment of fees is 1 November 2021.

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Preliminary programme

The following is the preliminary programme for the TMS Annual Conference 2021. Changes are still possible.

18 November
10:00-10:30Opening ceremony
Regular talks
10:30-10:45Conflicting priorities and concepts in nannoplankton taxonomy (Jeremy Young)
10:45-11:00Foraminiferal organic linings: Emerging phylogenetic trends and research challenges (Jarosław Tyszka)
11:00-11:15A planktonic Foraminifera taxonomical puzzle: The case of Miocene Sphaerodinellopsis kochi (Alessio Fabbrini)
11:15-11:30Evolving ecology and morphology of Neogene planktonic Foraminifera (Grace Lamyman)
11:30-11:45Preliminary results from large-scale culturing experiments on N. pachyderma: Development of a proxy toolbox for polar ocean surface hydrography (Adele Westgård)
11:45-12:30Lunch break
Keynote talks
12:30-13:15The GSSP definition-pitfalls in multiproxies: An example from the Devonian (Ladislav Slavík)
13:15-14:00Calpionellids and calcareous nannofossils as a tools of the biostratigraphic correlation of Upper Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous sedimentary sequences of the Tethyan area (Daniela Reháková, Andrea Svobodová)
14:00-14:45Palynology, Rocks, and Earth’s History: A holistic approach (Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe)
14:45-15:00Coffee break
Regular talks
15:00-15:15Planktonic Foraminifera records at Site IODP 1308 during the mid-Pleistocene transition (marine isotope stages 26 to 21) (Maryline Mleneck-Vautravers)
15:15-15:30Comparison of the calcareous nannofossils assemblages from different chalks for artworks provenance (Victory Jaques)
15:30-15:45Using silicon isotopes and diatom assemblages to assess nutrient cycling in the Bering Sea during the mid-Pleistocene transition (Savannah Worne)
15:45-16:00Palynofacies and thermal maturity studies of Kudu-3 Well, central Bida Basin, Nigeria (Jacinta Chukwuma-Orji)
16:00-16:15How useful are calcareous nannofossils for dating rocks? An example in the Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria (Ángela Fraguas)
16:15-16:30Planktonic Foraminifera size variation analysis: How choosing the wrong descriptor can lead to wrong assumptions (Jaime Yesid Suárez-Ibarra)
16:30-16:45Coffee break
16:45-18:30TMS Annual General Meeting
19 November
Regular talks
8:30-8:45Late Miocene to Pleistocene calcareous nannofossil events from northeast Indian Ocean (Lopamudra Roy)
8:45-9:00Late Miocene calcareous nannofossils from Neil Island, northeast Indian Ocean (Stuti Saxena)
9:00-9:15Impact of radiolarians on Neil Island of Andaman and Nicobar Basin, northeast Indian Ocean (Rikee Dey)
9:15-9:30Palynology of evaporites: Case studies and a bright future ahead (Gil Machado)
9:30-9:45Microbioerosion on the Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic Foraminfera from the Dachstein limestones in Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria (Matic Rifl)
9:45-10:00Coffee break
Keynote talks
10:00-10:45Ecosystem responses in an ancient sister lake system from MIS 5 to present: The diatom record of lakes Ohrid and Prespa (Aleksandra Cvetkoska)
10:45-11:30End-Cretaceous extinction, recovery and radiation of the Paleocene–Eocene Foraminifera: Multiproxy data from the Western Carpathians (Ján Soták)
11:30-12:15Long lived lakes of the central Paratethys—hot spots of Miocene biodiversity (Radovan Kyška Pipík)
12:15-13:00Lunch break
Poster session
13:00-13:302-min pitch talks of poster presenters
13:30-14:00Poster discussion in individual break-out rooms
Regular talks
14:00-14:15Cenomanian biostratigraphy: A review (Mike Bidgood)
14:15-14:30Palaeoceanographic changes registered by planktonic Foraminifera across the Cenomanian–Turonian OAE 2 at high latitudes (IODP U1516, SE Indian Ocean) (Maria Rose Petrizzo)
14:30-14:45Cenozoic climate regime drove spatial patterns in speciation and dispersal dynamics of planktonic Foraminifera (Adam Woodhouse)
14:45-15:00Impact of Early Eocene climatic optimum on planktic Foraminifera from Pacific Ocean: Morozovellids marked decline and change in coiling direction (Giulia Filippi)
15:00-15:15Foraminiferal and calcareous nannofossil resilience to the Middle Eocene climatic optimum as recorded from the Tethyan Baskil section (eastern Turkey) (Roberta D’Onofrio)
15:15-15:30Coffee break
15:30-15:45Defining reference conditions and assessing anthropogenic effect on ecosystem quality in transitional waters, using benthic foraminiferal indices (Pheobe O’Brien)
15:45-16:00Late Miocene benthic Foraminifera from the Sinu-San Jacinto Basin (Northern Colombia) and their palaeoenvironmental implications (Sofía Barragán-Montilla)
16:00-16:15Size matters at the MSC-onset: Narrative of an adaptation (Francesco Pilade)
16:15-16:30Finite element analysis: A method to assess the impact of climate change on the structural integrity of benthic Foraminifera (James Mulqueeney)
16:30-16:45Benthic Foraminifera oxygen and carbon isotopes offsets over the last 40,000 years as recorded in eastern tropical Pacific Site ODP 1242 (Babette Hoogakker)
16:45-17:15Closing ceremony
*All times are given as CET.

Abstract volume of the TMS Annual Conference 2021