4th International School on Foraminifera
Contact Person: Fabrizio Frontalini, email <fabrizio.frontalini(at)uniurb.it>
The 4th 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 (13-17 July) and Planktonic Foraminiferal Course (18-22 July).
The course consists of lectures and practical classes covering the taxonomy, distribution, and ecology and paleoecology of foraminifera. Microscope lab sessions provide the opportunity for participants to learn the foraminiferal genera and species, and view Cretaceous to Neogene foraminiferal assemblages from Petroleum Exploration areas and ODP sites as well as Quaternary and modern assemblages. Course materials include numerous reprints of classic papers, distributed on CD-Rom. We will also demonstrate a pre-release version of the new “Catalogue of Agglutinated Foraminiferal Genera”.
Prof. Michael A. Kaminski, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Prof. Rodolfo Coccioni, DiSUAN, Urbino University
Prof. Malcolm Hart, Plymouth University
Prof. Felix M. Gradstein, Natural History Museum of Oslo
Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini, DiSUAN, Urbino University
Dr. Claudia Cetean, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow
Early registration (application sent and payment before February 28th, 2011)
1st or 2nd course: £ 270
Both courses £ 430
1st or 2nd course: £ 360
Both courses: £ 610
For more information, please check the First Circular
or contact Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini <fabrizio.frontalini(at)uniurb.it>