You’re invited! Geological Forum of Journal of Earth Science 14: Tropical Large Benthic Foraminifera

Starting at 11pm EST 14th Feb 2023

We have teamed up with the Journal of Earth Science ( and the China University of Geosciences (CUG) to put together a special issue on Large Benthic Foraminifera. This issue brings together nine manuscripts discussing their adaption, extinction, and radiation throughout the geological record as well as novel applications of foraminifera to assess environmental impacts.

The online science forum will highlight the work by Dr. Alexander Humphreys from the University of Miami and Prof. Johann Hohenegger from the University of Vienna. On the panel we will also be joined by the guest editors Dr. Claire Reymond, Prof. Hildegard Westphal, and Prof. Pamela Hallock. More detail to the voov link can be found on the attached flyer.

Tropical Large Benthic Foraminifera (LBF) are among the most biologically diverse and ecologically fascinating calcium carbonate (CaCO3) producing taxonomic groups globally. They are uniquely characterized by having complicated internal structures and occur abundantly in the shelf regions of most tropical and subtropical shallow marine environments. Their evolutionary history and extensive fossil record serve as a beacon to understanding the various modes of adaptation, extinction, and radiation during periods of environmental change. Often hailed as bioindicators and keystone species, our growing knowledge of their physiology, test geochemistry, geobiology and ecology have made it possible to characterize paleoenvironments, modes of biomineralization, CaCO3 production, and evolution during critical periods in Earth’s history.

Access via voov using the QR code on the flyer. 

Here is the link to download the freeware:

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