Paleoecology, Biostratigraphy, Paleoceanography and Taxonomy of Agglutinated Foraminifera

  • Christoph Hemleben
  • Michael A. Kaminski
  • Wolfgang Kuhnt
  • David B. Scott

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 327)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Structure and Organization of Agglutinated Foraminifera

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christoph Hemleben, Michael A. Kaminski
      Pages 3-11
    3. Ole S. Tendal
      Pages 13-18
    4. Lukas Hottinger, Elvira Halicz, Zeev Reiss
      Pages 37-49
  3. Taxonomy and Classification

  4. Ecologic Distribution from Abyssal to Marginal Marine Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Deep-Water Environments

    3. Neritic Environments

    4. Marginal Marine and Lacustrine Environments

      1. David B. Scott, Enrique J. Schnack, Laura Ferrero, Marcela Espinosa, Catia F. Barbosa
        Pages 717-737
      2. R. Timothy Patterson, David B. Scott, W. Brian McKillop
        Pages 765-781
      3. Eric S. Collins, Francine M. G. McCarthy, Franco S. Medioli, David B. Scott, Cecily A. Honig
        Pages 783-792
      4. Franco S. Medioli, David B. Scott, Eric S. Collins, John H. Wall
        Pages 793-812
      5. Franco S. Medioli, David B. Scott, Eric S. Collins, Francine M. G. McCarthy
        Pages 813-839
  5. Biostratigraphy and Applied Studies in the Tethys Region, High Latitude Basins, and Britain

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1017-1017

About this book


Agglutinated foraminifera are among the most widely distributed and abundant groups of marine meiofauna in some environments (e. g. marshes, deep-sea). They are tolerant of environmental extremes, tending to live where the evolutionarily more advanced calcareous foraminifera cannot survive. However, largely because of historical reasons, the amount of scientific effort invested in this group has been small in comparison to studies of other marine organisms. The NATO Advanced Studies Institute conference on the paleoecology, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography and taxonomy of agglutinated foraminifera in TUbingen September 17-29, 1989, was a direct outgrowth of two previous workshops on agglutinated foraminifers held in Amsterdam in September 1981 (IW AF I) and in Vienna in June 1986 (IW AF 11). As such, the TUbingen conference constitutes the Third International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera (IW AF III) and was organised to provide a platform for synthesizing the current state of knowledge on this group of organisms, and to strengthen interactions between basic research and applied micropaleontology. One of the main underlying themes of the conferen:e was to identify topics in the paleoecology, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography and taxonomy of agglutinated foraminifera which are in urgent need of further research. About 80 scientists and students from 5 continents participated in the TUbingen conference, which is one measure of the growth in interest in agglutinated foraminifers over the past decade. During four days of technical sessions, scientific results were communicated in the form of 34 oral presentations and 15 poster displays.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Hemleben
    • 1
  • Michael A. Kaminski
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Kuhnt
    • 1
  • David B. Scott
    • 3
  1. 1.Geologisches InstitutUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum für Marine GeowissenschaftenGEOMARKielGermany
  3. 3.Centre for Marine GeologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5480-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3350-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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