Monday, March 15, 2010

International School on Foraminifera

April 7-16, 2010.  Urbino, Italy

The 3rd Course on Foraminifera is designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera. This intensive course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Palaeoceanography, Palaecology, and Climate History. The aim is to provide a primer on the study foraminifera and examples of how foraminifera can be used as palaeoenvironmental and palaeoceanographical proxies. We review the current classification schemes of the foraminifera, discuss Ecology and Life History, review their usefulness for Biostratigraphical applications, and use case studies to investigate the geological history of the group with lab sessions.

Two distinct courses are planned: Benthic Foraminiferal Course (7-11 April) and Planktonic Foraminiferal Course (12-16 April).

For complete meeting details, please see the course announcement

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