5th International School on Foraminifera
Contact Person: Fabrizio Frontalini, email <fabrizio.frontalini(at)uniurb.it>
The 5th 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 of 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, and use case studies to investigate the geological history of the group with lab sessions.
Two distinct courses are planned: Benthic Foraminiferal Course (11-15 June) and Planktonic Foraminiferal Course (16-20 June).
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 foraminifera 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.
Prof. Michael A. Kaminski, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini, DiSTeVA, Urbino University
Prof. Rodolfo Coccioni, DiSTeVA, Urbino University
Prof. Maria Rose Petrizzo, Milano University
Prof. Laia Alegret, University of Zaragoza
Dr. Claudia Cetean, Fugro Robertson Ltd.
Dr. Andrew S Henderson, Fugro Robertson Ltd.
Prof. Felix M. Gradstein, Natural History Museum of Oslo
Early registration (application and payment before February 29th , 2012)
PhD/MSc students : £ 290
Academic/Industrial staff : £ 380
PhD/MSc students : £ 450
Academic/Industrial staff : £ 630
Late registration (application and payment after February 29th, 2012)
PhD/MSc students : £ 330
Academic/Industrial staff : £ 430
PhD/MSc students : £ 540
Academic/Industrial staff : £ 730
For more information including course outline, accommodation and reviews from past participants, please check the First Circular or contact Dr Fabrizio Frontalini <fabrizio.frontalini(at)uniurb.it>