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9th International School on Foraminifera

June 6, 2016 - June 24, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the International School on Foraminifera will organize the 9th Course, which will be held in Urbino (Italy) on 6th – 25th June 2016.

This eighteen-day intensive course is specifically designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera. The course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoecology, Climate History, Biology, and Environmental and industrial applications.

The course consists of lectures and practical classes covering the taxonomy, distribution, 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. At the end of each lecture session, different tasks will be assigned to participants to reinforce the knowledge learned. Course materials include the lecture PowerPoint and numerous pdf reprints of classic papers.

The 9th ISF will be structured in four parts: Foraminiferal Introduction (7-11 June), Larger Benthic Foraminifera (12-15 June), Planktonic Foraminifera (17-21 June) and Smaller Benthic Foraminifera (22-25 June).

Applications for this year’s course are now being accepted. Course details and application form can be found in attachments and by visiting our website at www.isf.tmsoc.org

  • Prof. Michael A. Kaminski, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
  • Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini, Urbino University (Italy)
  • Prof. Laia Alegret, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Dr. Joan M. Bernhard, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA)
  • Dr. Antonino Briguglio, University of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)
  • Dr. Claudia Cetean, Robertson Ltd (UK)
  • Prof. Rodolfo Coccioni, Urbino University (Italy)
  • Dr. Danielle Foy, Blue Phoenix Geological Ltd. (UK)
  • Prof. Johann Hohenegger, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Prof. Geraint Wyn Hughes, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof. Michal Kucera, MARUM, University of Bremen (Germany)
  • Prof. Cesare Andrea Papazzoni, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
  • Prof. Jan Pawlowski, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Prof. Maria Rose Petrizzo, Milano University (Italy)
  • Dr. Anna Sabbatini, Marche Polytechnic University (Italy)

For more information and registration, please contact:

Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini – isf[a]tmsoc.org or fabrizio.frontalini[a]uniurb.it
Università di Urbino, Campus Scientifico, Località’ Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino, (Italy) or Tel: (+39) 0722 304309, Fax: (+39) 0722 304220


June 6, 2016
June 24, 2016


The Micropaleontologycal Society