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Jurassic Calcareous Nannofossil Workshop at Lyon – 12th-14th May, 2016

The Jurassic Calcareous Nannofossil Workshop under the aegis of the International Nannoplankton Association is designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy, Ecology and Biodiversity of Jurassic coccoliths and nannoliths. This intensive workshop is intended for academic or industry researchers, as well as for private consultants interested in Biostratigraphy, Micropalaeontology, Palaeoceanography, Palaeoecology, and Environmental applications.

The aim is to provide a primer on the study of Jurassic calcareous nanofossils and examples of how nannofossils can be used in biostratigraphy and biochronology but also as paleoenvironmental and paleooceanographical proxies. We will review the current classification schemes of the calcareous nannofossils, discuss their ecology, review their usefulness for biostratigraphical applications, and use case studies to investigate the geological history of the group with microscope sessions. The entire workshop consists of approximately 8 hours of lectures, 4 hours of round table, and 4 hours of microscope work.

A one-day fieldtrip in the Callovian-Oxfordian near La Voulte (Ardèche, where a Lagestätt also occurs) will be held.


Site of venue: Géode Building, Université Lyon 1 (see plan)

How to get the University campus? See the plan of public transports in Lyon


inscription is free for academic researchers; fees are of 250 € for industry workers


Accomodation: please see just a selection of hotels in proximity of the University campus at the link


Correspondence and information:

Emanuela Mattioli, Université Lyon 1,
emanuela.mattioli [at]

Site of venue:
Bâtiment Géode, Université Lyon 1,
Villeubanne, France