Workshop on the taxonomy of Pliocene to modern Spiniferites and Achomosphaera - April 14-17, 2014
Spiniferites and Achomosphaera species are a very common part of dinoflagellate cyst assemblages at any time or any place. However, it is often difficult to identify species up to species level, which has caused that many of these species have been overlooked or lumped together. Many of the original descriptions of these species are probably too broad or unclear and need revision and many species are not described yet, in particular those found at lower latitudes. It is unquestionable however, that Spiniferites and Achomosphaera taxa are distinct and useful in terms of palaeoecology, biostratigraphy and phylogenetics. The rise of advanced microscopic techniques (single cyst manipulation, high resolution SEM), incubation techniques (cyst-theca experiments) and molecular techniques (single cyst PCR) is opening new frontiers to study these genera.
Cours intensifs au Mexique
Une collaboration entre le Québec et le Mexique a permis l'organisation de cours intensifs centrés sur la géochimie isotopique et les traceurs micropaléontologiques en milieu marin. Offerts aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs inscrits à l'Universidad nacional autónoma de México, ce cours s'est tenu du 24 au 28 mars dernier, dans la petite ville portuaire de Mazatlan (Mexique). Claude Hillaire-Marcel et Audrey Limoges faisaient partie de l'équipe de professeurs.
ArcTrain - PhD projects in Arctic climate research
Several PhD project proposals addressing various components of the climate/ocean system in the Arctic (paleoclimatology, sea ice modelling, oceanic circulation, etc.) are offered in Canadian institutions as part of NSERC-funded ArcTrain program. Download the annoucement to see the complete list of projects and visit www.arctrain.ca for more information on ArcTrain.
PhD position in deep-sea coral based paleoceanography and paleoclimatology
We advertise a fully-funded PhD post in Canada to study Holocene paleoceanography and paleoclimatology of the Labrador Sea using deep-sea corals. This 3 yr-position is part of a broad oceanography-climatology study called on Ventilations, Interactions and Transports across the Labrador Sea (VITALS) supported by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. The PhD project will fall under the umbrella of a Germany-Canada collaborative training program on Processes and impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arcticv (ArcTrain).