The 9th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates (DINO9): a student perspective
Published:January 01, 2013
E. Potvin, 2013. "The 9th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates (DINO9): a student perspective", Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates, J. M. Lewis, F. Marret, L. R. Bradley
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The 9th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoﬂagellates held at Liverpool, United Kingdom, from August 28th to September 2nd 2011 brought a distinguished body of international scientists working with dinoﬂagellates on a very wide range of topics and challenged our views. The small size of the conference enabled each participant to partake of all talks and therefore to have a more complete experience. The focus on dinoﬂagellates permitted a greater depth of discussion that is not possible in larger meetings. It was the opportunity to meet the scientiﬁc community one usually encounters as well as others. Scientists opened our minds to what research remains to be done in respect of dinoﬂagellates and inspired us to develop our own ideas.
The opening of the meeting was given by Jane Lewis who emphasized the foundation of the conference series which is to unify both biologists and micropalaeontologists and to establish a climate of exchange. It was an opportunity to hear about topics such as climate change, ecology, palaeoecology, life cycles, dinoﬂagellate diversity, stratigraphy, and evolution. The keynote talks were occasions to review these topics in depth. All the presentations were of quality and many of them generated interests. The life cycle of Polykrikos kofoidii and parasitic dinoﬂagellates presented by Urban Tillmann and David Montagnes, respectively, were the occasion to appreciate the complexity of the life history of dinoﬂagellates. The Protoperidiniaceae is an ecologically important group that is relevant to both biologists and micropalaeontologists.
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Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates
This volume provides an overview of current research on fossil and modern dinoflagellates, as well as highlighting research areas for future collaboration, following the DINO9 International Conference in Liverpool. The volume is organized into four themes, with a review paper for each theme written by the key-note speaker. Each theme also includes a future research foci note following discussion during the conference. The contributions are organized into the following sections: environmental change, ecology/palaeoecology, life cycles and diversity, and stratigraphy and evolution. Also included are notes from two workshops: culture experiments and dinocysts as palaeoceanographic tracers. This volume will be of interest to both the biological and Micropalaeontological communities.