Topical Session T62

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Archean to Anthropocene: The past is the key to the future

9-12 October 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Topical Session T62: Frontiers in Foraminiferal Research: Implications for Interpreting the Past, Understanding the Present, and Predicting the Future.

Co-convenors: Pamela Hallock (University of South Florida, pmuller(AT) Susan T. Goldstein (University of Georgia, sgoldst(AT)

Co-sponsors: Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research; SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology); SEPM - North American Micropaleontology Section; Paleontological Society; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division.

Session Type: Oral

Rationale: Foraminiferal research is taking quantum leaps in diverse directions such as physiology, shell chemistry and structure, dispersal mechanisms, and eukaryotic evolution. We invite participation by investigators developing new techniques and pursuing implications of recent breakthroughs.

Submission of Abstracts: The session will include three invited presentations; most talks will be volunteered contributions from the research community working on aspects of foraminiferal research ranging from systematics and physiology to interpreting and predicting responses to global change. The electronic submission form for abstracts is at The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 26th at midnight Pacific Time. The abstract fee is $35.00 for professionals and $20.00 for students. The texts of electronic abstracts will be archived and remain completely searchable on GSA's website for many years to come. Any questions about the session may be directed to the co-organizers.

Cushman Reception and Award Ceremony at GSA

Friends of microfossils are welcome at the annual Cushman Foundation reception, scheduled on Tuesday evening, 7-11 pm, 11 October, during the GSA Annual Meeting.

Source: Paleonet