6th International School on Foraminifera

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Contact Person: Fabrizio Frontalini, email <fabrizio.frontalini(at)uniurb.it>

The 6th 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.

Course Structure
Three distinct courses are planned: Larger Benthic Foraminiferal Course (5-9 June), Smaller Benthic Foraminiferal Course (10-14 June) and Planktonic Foraminiferal Course (15-18 June).

Teaching Format
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.

Lecturers
Prof. Michael A. Kaminski, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini, DiSTeVA, Urbino University (Italy)
Prof. Laia Alegret, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Prof. Maria Rose Petrizzo, Milano University (Italy)
Dr. Claudia Cetean, Fugro Robertson Ltd (UK)
Prof. Rodolfo Coccioni, DiSTeVA, Urbino University (Italy)
Prof. Cesare Andrea Papazzoni, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Prof. Geraint Wyn Hughes, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
Prof. Johann Hohenegger, University of Vienna (Austria)
Dr. Antonino Briguglio, University of Vienna (Austria)
Dr. Sev Kender, British Geological Survey (UK)

Registration
Early registration (application sent and payment before February 9th, 2013)
PhD/MSc Students:
One course £290
Two courses £450
Full courses £570
Academic/Industrial staff :
One course £380
Two courses £600
Full courses £750

Late registration (application and payment sent after February 9th, 2013)
PhD/MSc Students:
One course £330
Two courses £540
Full courses £700
Academic/Industrial staff :
One course £430
Two courses £710
Full courses £860

For more information including course outline, accommodation and reviews from past participants, please check the First Circular and leaflet or contact Dr Fabrizio Frontalini <fabrizio.frontalini(at)uniurb.it>

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