Taxonomy and stratigraphy of Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera

Planktonic foraminifera

A short course that covers the taxonomy and applications of Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera.

Aimed at NERC-funded PhD and early-career researchers who wish to acquire or enhance their understanding of the taxonomy of Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera and its applications.

Course content

Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera have the most complete and well understood fossil record of any group. This means that they are vital for:

  • palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
  • bioevents (extinction and origination events)
  • chronostratigraphy
  • macroevolution studies

Subject experts will guide students through the taxonomy, basic morphological types and biostratigraphy of this important group as well as providing training on the processing and curation of material.

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How to apply

The course is available to all earth and environmental science students, postgraduate researchers and early-career scientists.

Priority will be given to those with NERC funding or those whose PhD award was NERC-funded.

There is a maximum of 12 places available. All course costs, UK travel and accommodation costs are covered. Lunch and light refreshments will also be provided.

Complete the application form (22KB) and return by 15 December 2017. 

Dates and times

A five-day course:

5-9 February 2018

Application deadline: 15 December 2017

Contact us

For more information about course content please contact Stephen Stukins.

For administrative questions (e.g. travel, accommodation) please contact Laura Miles.

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