10th Course – International School on Foraminifera

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the International School on Foraminifera will organize the 10th Course, which will be held in Urbino (Italy) on 11th– 30th June 2017.

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 10th ISF will be structured in four parts: Foraminiferal Introduction (12-16 June), Larger Benthic Foraminiferal Course (17-20 June), Planktonic Foraminiferal Course (22-26 June) and Smaller Benthic Foraminiferal Course and (27-30 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 http://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. 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. Emmanuelle Geslin, University of Angers (France)
Prof. Andrew Gooday, National Oceanography Centre (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)

For more information and registration, please contact us: isf@tmsoc.org
Yours sincerely,
Fabrizio Frontalini & Mike Kaminski

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