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SEPM Micropaleontology Research Group

Micropaleontology (organized by NAMS)

Who is this community?

The micropaleontolgoy section covers all aspects of micropaleontology through application, research and education dealing with morphology, biostratigraphy, ecology/paleoecology, and geologic history of all groups of microfossils occurring in the stratigraphic record. It also covers  a diverse array of microfossils groups, including foraminifera, ostracodes, nannofossils, palynonmorphs, radiolaria, diatoms, and silicoflagellates. NAMS serves as a center point for these many fields of study and provides a venue for exchange of information among micropaleontologists in academia, industry, and government.

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Upcoming Meeting

  • SEPM Micropaleontology/NAMS Research Group Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.  Room 381 C

Past Meetings

Annual Meeting Report 2019

Date: May 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX

2018 NAMS Organizers:

Program Events were as follows:

The Marine Micropaleontology Research Group held its meeting in the Bowie Room of the Marriott Riverwalk on May 20th, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM. The 13 attendees (list below) were welcomed by NAMS President Mitch Covington. Dr. Chris Lowery, University Texas – Austin, was the guest speaker. The title of his presentation was "What controls diversification after the K-Pg mass extinction?".  The talk was followed by a great general discussion of the mass extinctions and rebound times typical of fossil groups.

MMRG meeting attendees:

  • Mitch Covington, BugWare, Inc.
  • Pam Hallock Muller, Univ. South Florida
  • Greg Blake Blake, Geological Services
  • Guillem Mateu Vicens, Univ. de les Mes Bolears
  • Kendra Clark, BP America
  • Thomas Demchuk RPS
  • Chris Lowery, UT Austin
  • Ryan Weber, Paleo Data
  • Richard Denne, Texas Christian University
  • Stacie Blair, Blair Biostratigraphy
  • Maria Bolivar, BP America
  • Dana Rowan, Chevron (ret.)
  • Kate Griener, BHP

For an abstract of Dr. Lowery’s presentation, see the NAMS Newsletter.

Questions? Please contact one of the MMRG Organizers (listed above) or Cassie Turley at SEPM headquarters.

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