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UCMP and the Forams 2010 symposium

Forams 2010
Held September 510 in Bonn, Germany, this international symposium attracted ~350 people, ~400 papers (half posters), and an authorship over 1000. The meeting dealt with forams in the fossil record, foram evolution, and a heavy dose of foram biology, genetics and use in environmental assessments. It certainly demonstrated a dynamic discipline making all kinds of breakthroughs in many areas of foraminiferal and related research as well as continuing solid research on known problems. UCMP was a sponsor of Forams 2010 and Ken Finger and Jere Lipps were deeply involved, submitting papers, contributing to posters, and convening sessions:

  • Kenneth L. Finger: Galapagos Islands — an enigmatic hotspot of foraminiferal diversity?

  • Jere H. Lipps, Kenneth L. Finger: How many foraminifera are there?

  • Marie-Thérèse Vénec-Peyré, Jere H. Lipps, Michele Weber, Annachiara Bartolini: Amoco Cadiz oil spill and foraminifera thirty years later

  • David B. Scott, Jere H. Lipps, Thomas E. Duffett: Catching an earthquake in progress: The January 9, 2010, 6.5 earthquake in Northern California (poster)

  • Jere Lipps, Samuel Bowser, Jan Pawlowski: Workshop on The foram Tree of Life

  • Samuel Bowser, Jan Pawlowski, Jere Lipps, Steve Culver (conveners): Session on the Molecular, morphological and database approaches to foram phylogeny