Dinoflagellates and their cysts: key foci for future research
Published:January 01, 2013
A. Rochon, R. Harland, A. De Vernal, 2013. "Dinoflagellates and their cysts: key foci for future research", Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates, J. M. Lewis, F. Marret, L. R. Bradley
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The study of dinoﬂagellates and their cysts has been ongoing for the last c. 250 years following the pioneering work of the early, passionate researchers who ﬁrst described them with rudimentary microscopes. The quality of modern microscopes and other laboratory equipment, coupled with enhanced computer capabilities, has extended the frontiers of research beyond what was thought possible even half a century ago. New research topics have emerged in accordance with today’s scientiﬁc and socio-economic priorities. Here we describe six of these research areas that have the most potential to advance our knowledge of dinoﬂagellate ecology and systematics.
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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.