Scientific Program


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Time for talks: 20 min.

All posters will be displayed throughout the duration of the conference but on each day there will be a specific poster theme related to the oral theme. Presenters will be invited to give brief oral introductions to their posters. Material to fix posters will be available in the conference office.

Monday, Sept. 9 - Main University Building, Via Università, 12
8.30 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 10.00 INTRODUCTIONS


PART I) Mesozoic
  Chair: Jackie Lees
10.00 - A.I.S. Karega: Calcareous nannofossils encountered in the Late Triassic to Middle Cretaceous interval of the Mbate-1 Well, southern Tanzania
10.20 - N. Perilli, L.V. Duarte: Toarcian calcareous nannofossil events from the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal): certainties vs. doubts
10.40 - A. Concheyro & P. Bown: Lower Cretaceous calcareous nannofossils from the Pampa Tril area, Neuquén Basin, west-central Argentina
11.00 - 11.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.30 - B. Pittet, E. Mattioli: Spatial and temporal distribution of calcareous nannofossils in the Valanginian of SE France
11.50 - B. Walsworth-Bell, E. Erba et al.: Reassessing the calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary interval
12.10 - R.W. Howe, P.J. Sikora : Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of a North American reference section for the Turonian/Coniacian boundary, Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
12.30 - N. Perilli et al.: Aalenian calcareous nannofossil changes and Lotharingius/Watznaueria turnover: evidence from the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) (poster)
12.33 - A. Concheyro Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous calcareous nannofossils from James Ross and Snow Hill Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula (poster)
12.36 - M. Cobianchi Calcareous nannofossils from the Middle-Upper Jurassic of the Belluno Basin (Southern Calcareous Alps) (poster)
12.39 - S. Kanungo, P.R. Bown Albian-Turonian calcareous nannofossils from the Cauvery Basin, SE India: implications for mid-Cretaceous biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeography (poster)
12.41 - A.A. El-Mehaghag et al.Calcareous nannofossils and foraminifera from the Jardas Formation (Upper Cenomanian), Al Jabal al Akhdar, NE Libya (poster)
12.44 -

N. Di Gianni, S. Crespo de Cabrera Calcareous nannofossil and foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Cenomanian-Turonian of northern Venezuela (poster)

13.00-14.15 LUNCH
Chair: David Watkins
14.20 - L.M. de Romero et al An integrated calcareous microfossil biostratigraphic and carbon-isotope stratigraphic framework for the La Luna Formation, western Venezuela .
14.40 -

R. Campbell et al.Integrated calcareous microfossil biostratigraphy of the mid-Campanian-Lower Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous), north-western Australian margin

15.00 - M.J. Hampton et al. Biostratigraphy of Seaford Head, a proposed international stratotype for the Santonian/Campanian boundary (poster)
15.03 - R.W. Howe et al Integrated calcareous microfossil biostratigraphy of the uppermost Campanian-Maastrichtian of the north-western Australian margin (poster).
15.06 - F. Hadavi, M.N. Moghaddam Calcareous nannofossils from chalky limestones in the Kopet-Dogh Range, NE Iran (poster)
15.09 - F. Hadavi, L. Khodadadi Calcareous nannoplankton of the Campanian-Maastrichtian of NE Iran (poster)
15.12 - A. Fiorentino et al.Relationships between nannofossil events and formation boundaries in the Cretaceous Umbro-Marchean succession (poster)
15.15 - K. Stoykova et al.Calcareous nannofossils from the Miers Bluff Formation (Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica): first evidence for a Late Cretaceous age (poster)
15.18 - B.C. Ladner, S.W. Wise, Jr.Upper Cretaceous nannofossil record from ODP Leg 183 sites at 53-59°S latitude on the Kerguelen Plateau: a progress report (poster)
15.21 -

A. Shumnyk et al. Calcareous nannoplankton zonation and palynology of the Upper Cretaceous Mountain Crimea Formations (poster)

15.25 - 15.50 COFFEE BREAK
PART II) Mesozoic-Cenozoic Sequences (1 T & 3P)
Chair: Andrea Concheyro
15.50 -

A. Fiorentino et al. Auxiliary nannofossil events in the Umbro-Marchean Cretaceous-Oligocene succession

16.10 - M. Faris, A.M. Abu Shama Nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Eocene succession in the Thamad area, eastern central Sinai, Egypt (poster)
16.13 - A.L. Kani, F. Dehghan Calcareous nannofossils from the Sarcheshmeh Formation (Kopet Dagh Basin, NE Iran) (poster)
16.16 -

A.A. El-Mehaghag, A.D. El-Mehdawi Biostratigraphic review of the Al Athrun and Apollonia Formations, based on calcareous nannofossils, Cyrenaica, NE Libya (poster)

16.20 - 18.00 POSTERS VIEWING


Tuesday, Sept. 10 - Main University Building, Via Università, 12

PART III) Tertiary
  Chair: Agata Di Stefano
9.00 - J. Backman, I. Raffi et al.Palaeogene nannofossil biostratigraphy from the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
9.20 - Z. Shi-lan, J. Liang Palaeogene calcareous nannofossil assemblages, and palaeoenvironmental evolution, from the Taibei Depression of the continental shelf basin, East China Sea
9.40 - D. Persico, G. Villa High-resolution calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and palaeoecology from Eocene-Oligocene sediments, Maud Rise, Weddell Sea and Kerguelen Plateau, Antarctica
10.00 -

I. Raffi et al. Late Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and astrobiochronology for the Mediterranean region

10.20 - J.J. Pospichal Calcareous nannofossils from ODP Leg 188, Prydz Bay, Antarctica (poster)
10.23 - D.K. Kulhanek, D.K. Watkins Paleocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and magnetobiochronology from ODP Leg 171B, Blake Nose (poster)
10.26 - A. Fiorentino et al. Relationships between nannofossil events and formation boundaries in the Palaeogene Umbro-Marchean succession (poster)
10.29 - F. Hadavi Calcareous nannofossils from the Khangiran Formation (Early Eocene-Oligocene) in the Khopet-Dogh range, NE Iran (poster)
10.32 - W. Wei Opening of the Australia-Antarctica Gateway, as dated by nannofossils (poster)
10.35 -

K. McGonigal, W. Wei et al. Tasmanian Seaway: preliminary Miocene calcareous nannofossil data from ODP Leg 189 (poster)

10.40 -11.10 COFFEE BREAK
  Chair: Isabella Raffi
11.10 - A.M. Marzouk Biostratigraphical and ecological significance of calcareous nannofossil assemblages from subsurface (Palaeogene) sections in the Abu Gharadig Field, Western Desert, Egypt
11.30 - J. Rai Calcareous nannofossils from the Maniara Fort Formation (Oligocene), SW Kachchh (= Kutch), western India
11.50 -

G.A. Permana, R. KapidApplication of calcareous nannofossil assemblages in the Kebumen Sub-basin, central Java, Indonesia

12.10 - M.A. Sánchez-Rios et al. High-resolution biostratigraphy and its application to the identification of sequence boundaries and maximum flooding surfaces in sediments of the Early Oligocene to Middle Miocene of a well from the NE coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico (poster)
12.13 - C.M. Chira Miocene calcareous nannofossils from the Transylvanian Basin, Romania (poster)
12.16 - S. Bonomo Quantitative calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Upper Miocene Monte Gibliscemi section (Sicily) (poster)
12.19 - K. Stoykova et al.Calcareous nannofossil stratigraphy of the Tertiary Mesohellenic piggy-back deposits, Central Greece (poster)
12.21 - A.A. El Mehaghag, K.A. Ashahomi Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Al Bayda Formation, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, NE Libya (poster)
12.24 -

B. Cavalazzi et al. Ceratoliths in the lowermost Pliocene of the eastern Mediterranean: correlation to the equatorial Atlantic (poster)

PART IV) Quaternary (1 T & 3 P)
  Chair: Patrizia Ziveri
12.30 -

A. Di Stefano, J. Fenner High-resolution calcareous nannofossil stratigraphy for the Late Quaternary of the subtropical to sub-Antarctic SW Pacific (talk or poster)

12.50 - G. Fontanesi, G. Villa Quaternary calcareous nannofossils from ODP Leg 188, Site 1165 (Prydz Bay, Antarctica) (poster)
12.53 - J. Lara et al. Quaternary nannofossil biostratigraphy of Sites 1170 and 1172, ODP Leg 189 (poster)
12.56 -

S.A. Stant et al. Quaternary nannofossil biostratigraphy of Sites 1168 and 1171, ODP Leg 189 (poster)

13.00 - 14.15 LUNCH


PART I) (Palaeo)biology
Chair: Boumil Harmishd
14.15 - F. Tremolada Cretaceous nannoliths and their biological significance.
14.35 - K. Henriksen et al.Atomic force microscopy of coccoliths: implications for biomineralisation and diagenesis
14.55 -

B.A. Steel et al. Photomovement in coccolithophorids: mechanisms and evolutionary ecology .

15.15 -

E. Malinverno Morphological variability within the genus Calciosolenia, and its relationship to the genus Anoplosolenia: extant coccolithophorids from the eastern Mediterranean (poster)

PART II) (Palaeo)ecology
  Chair: Paul Bown
15.20 -

M. Cachão et al. The secret (estuarine?) life of Helicosphaera carteri: preliminary results

15.40 - S. Meier & H. Willems Distribution of calcareous dinoflagellate cysts in the oceanic/neritic transition of the Gulf of Naples and Gulf of Salerno (Tyrrhenian Sea)
16.00 - 16.20 COFFEE BREAK
16.20 - M.V. Triantaphyllou et al. Coccolithophore regional dynamics in the coastal environments of Andros Island (middle Aegean Sea) during summer, 2001 and Spring, 2002.
16.40 - H. Andruleit et al. Calibration and application of coccolithophores as environmental indicators in the northern Arabian Sea
17.00 -

G. Villa et al. Quaternary calcareous nannofossils from peri-Antarctic basins: palaeoecological and palaeoclimatic implications

17.20 - J.A. Lees & P.R. Bown Aspects of coccolithophore palaeoecology and palaeobiology from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Kimmeridgian-Bolonian), Dorset, UK (poster)
17.23 - L. Cros et al. A Calyptrosphaera sphaeroidea bloom in waters of the Tarragona Harbour (NW Mediterranean) (poster)
17.26 -

S. Meier, H. Willems New calcareous dinoflagellate cysts from the Mediterranean Sea: new proxies for palaeoecological reconstructions? (poster)

16.30- 18.00 POSTERS VIEWING


Wednesday, Sept. 11 - Earth Science Department - Campus

PART III) Evolution
  Chair: Silvia Iaccarino
9.10 - D.K. Watkins Late Albian adaptive radiation of the genus Eiffellithus
9.30 - P.R. Bown Evolution and diversity of coccolithophores
9.50 - M. Geisen et al.Genotypic variation in global coccolithophorid species
10.10 -

J.R. Young et al.Review of coccolithophore taxonomy and phylogeny in the light of new data from molecular genetics and other sources


  Chair: Jeremy Young
10.30 - J. Henderiks Geologic history of biogenic carbonate burial in the open ocean: coccoliths versus foraminifera (poster)
10.33 - D. Siggelkow et al.: Calcareous dinoflagellate cyst production, vertical transport and preservation off Cape Blanc during 1990: a sediment-trap study (poster)
10.36 - K.-H. Baumann et al. Carbonate contribution of coccolithophorids and calcareous plankton groups to South Atlantic surface-sediments (poster)
10.39 - A. Sakai et al.Geographic variations in seasonal and annual export flux of calcareous nannoplankton in the equatorial Pacific (poster)
10.42 - Y. Tanaka Coccolithophore export production in the NW Pacific Ocean (poster)
10.45 -

C. Sprengel et al.Coccolithophore carbonate fluxes revisited (poster)

10.50 - 11.05


11.05 - L. Beaufort Geographic variability of individual coccolith weight in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
11.25 - A. Bornemann, J. Mutterlose The role of calcareous nannofossils in pelagic carbonate production during the Tithonian to Hauterivian interval
11.45 -

B. De Bernardi et al.Coccolith carbonate production in the Santa Barbara Basin (California borderland), linked to interannual and interdecadal climate changes.

12.05 - 13.15 WORKSHOP

I. Raffi, J. Backman: "High-lighting problems of Paleogene nannofossil biostratigraphy and biochronology"

13.15 - 14.00 PACKED LUNCH

Thursday, Sept. 12 - Earth Science Department - Campus

9.10 - R.W. Jordan: Plans for the new IODP core centre at Kochi University


PART I) Pre Quaternary nannofossil climate proxies
  Chair: Ric W. Jordan
9.30 -

E. Mattioli, B. Pittet Nannofossil assemblage as palaeotemperature proxy in the Middle and Upper Toarcian

9.50 - J.A. Lees: Nannofloral biogeographic patterns illustrate long-term climate change: warming/cooling trends in the Late Cretaceous Indian and Pacific Oceans (poster)
PART II) Nannoplankton and Quaternary climate
  Chair: Simonetta Monechi
9.55 - A. Parente et al.:Testing palaeotemperature through the statistical morphometry of Coccolithus pelagicus: preliminary data
10.15 - E. Colmenero-Hidalgo et al. Abrupt short-term climatic events in the Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Sea (southern Spain) during MIS2 and 3
10.35 - S. Gibbs et al. Controls on high-resolution nannofossil population abundance patterns during the Pliocene of the Equatorial Atlantic.
10.55 - 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 - 11.25 GROUP PHOTO


  Chair: Mario Cachao
11.25 - J.M. Self-Trail 'Shocking' effects on distribution and taphonomy of calcareous nannofossils from the Chesapeake Bay impact crater, SE Virginia
11.45 - E. Erba Calcareous nannofossils and Mesozoic oceanic anoxic events
12.05 - A.L. Kani Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy across the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary in the Zagros Basin, Iran
12.25 -

T.J. Bralower, F. Tremolada Nannoplankton community response to the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

3 Posters
12.45 - A.S. Hartley, W.G. Siesser Do reversals of the Earth's magnetic field affect life on Earth? A biometric test of the hypothesis, using calcareous nannofossils (poster)
12.48 - K. Nagai et al.High-resolution analysis of calcareous nannofossils from OAE1 sequences exposed in SE France (poster)
12.51 -

K. Stoykova, M. Ivanov The Cretaceous/Tertiary transition in Bulgaria: palaeoenvironmental interpretation from calcareous nannofossils, macrofauna and lithology (poster)

14.20 - W. Wei Mid-Pleistocene climate shift linked to increased poleward advection of Atlantic surface-waters: nannofossil evidence (poster)
14.23 - B. Balestra et al.: Calcareous nannofossil response to palaeoenvironmental changes during the last 20 000 years in the northern North Atlantic (poster).
14.26 - E. Di Stefano, A. Incarbona: Palaeoecological and palaeoclimatic observations on the last deglaciation in the Sicily Channel, based on calcareous nannofossils (poster)
14.29 - F.O. Amore et al.: Late Pleistocene-Holocene palaeoclimate and related palaeoenvironmental changes, as recorded by calcareous nannofossil and planktonic foraminifera assemblages in Salerno Bay (Palinuro Cape, Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) (poster)
14.31 - K.-H. Baumann et al. High-resolution coccolith studies on climate variability in the Eastern Boundary Current region off NW Africa (poster)
14.35 - 15.45 2 WORKSHOPS (1ST PART)
  J.Young, I. Probert & P. Ziveri: "After CODENET - directions and priorities for future research on extant nannoplankton"
  E.Erba, A. Negri & L. Beaufort "Coccoliths as proxies in Paleoceanography"
15.45 - 16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 16.40 2 WORKSHOPS (2ND PART)
16.40 - 18.00 POSTERS VIEWING


Friday, Sept. 13 - Earth Science Department - Campus

PART III) (Palaeo)oceanography
  Chair: Eric de Kaenel
9.15 - P. Ziveri, H.M. Stoll Coccolith calcite chemistry in palaeoceanography
9.35 - C. Liu: Coccolithophores from the Nansha area (southern South China Sea): response to Quaternary upper ocean-water variability
9.55 - X. Su: Variation in depth of the nutricline indicated by Quaternary nannofloras from the northern South China Sea (ODP Leg 184, Site 1146)
10.15 - D.U. Hernández-Becerril et al. Importance of the nannoplankton fraction in the phytoplankton structure and its relationship with oceanographic conditions in the southern Gulf of Mexico (April, 2000)
10.35 -

J.O. Herrle et al : Short-term environmental changes in the Cretaceous Tethyan Ocean: micropalaeontological evidence from the Early Albian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1b.

10.55 - C. Aizawa et al. Late Quaternary palaeoceanography deduced from coccolith assemblages in a piston-core recovered from off the coast of central Japan (poster)
10.58 - T. Sato et al. Latest Quaternary palaeoceanography of the Arabian Sea, based on the analysis of calcareous nannofossils, with special reference to change of monsoon strength (poster)
11.01 - K. Kameo et al. A high-resolution analysis of mid-Pleistocene nannofossil assemblages from the Pacific side of Japan, and changes of the oceanographic front around the NW Pacific (poster)
11.04 - J.O. Herrle et al. Late Holocene fresh-water outflow from the Black Sea: evidence from calcareous nannoplankton in the Marmara Sea
11.07 - S. Giunta et al. Late Pleistocene/Holocene planktonic assemblages in three box-cores from the Mediterranean Ridge area (SSW of Crete): palaeoecological and palaeoceanographic reconstruction of the Sapropel S1 interval (poster)
11.10 -

E. Malinverno et al. Carbonate dissolution within Sapropel S1: a quantitative approach based on Emiliania huxleyi coccolith morphology (poster)

11.10 - 11.30

  Chair: James Pospichal
11.30 - P. Quinn et al. Automated collection and classification of calcareous nannofossil images: the COGNIS system
11.50 - S.W. Wise, Jr. et al NannoWare/BugCam: a demonstration (talk/demonstration).





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