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FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring (FOBIMO)

English title FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring (FOBIMO)
Applicant Spezzaferri Silvia
Number 135895
Funding scheme International Exploratory Workshops
Research institution Département des Géosciences Université de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Oceanography
Start/End 01.06.2011 - 30.06.2011
Approved amount 15'210.00
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All Disciplines (7)

Discipline
Oceanography
Zoology
Environmental Research
Palaeontology
Paleontology (biol.)
Organic Chemistry
Ecology

Keywords (5)

Foraminifera; Pollution; Monitoring; Methodologies; European standardization

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-MOnitoring) initiative—Towards a standardised protocol for soft-bottom benthic foraminiferal monitoring studies
Schönfeld Joachim, Alve Elisabeth, Geslin Emmanuelle, Jorissen Frans, Korsun Sergei, Spezzaferri Silvia (2012), The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-MOnitoring) initiative—Towards a standardised protocol for soft-bottom benthic foraminiferal monitoring studies, in Marine Micropaleontology, 94-95, 1-13.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Resaerch group of Dr. S. Abramovich, Ben Gurion University Israel (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of Prof. R. Coccioni, University of Urbino, Italy Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Department of Geology. University of Tromsø Norway (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of Dr. Angel Borja, AZTI-Tecnalia, Pasaia , Spain Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Reasecrh Group of Prof. Cearreta - University of Bilbao Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of Dr. M. Mcgann, United States Geological Survey United States of America (North America)
- Publication
Research group of Dr. S.H. Mello Sousa, Instituto Oceanográfico Universidade de Sao Paulo Brazil (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of Prof. J. Pawlowski, University of Geneva, Dept. of Zoology and Animal Biology Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Ancona - Dipartimento Scienze del Mare Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Akvaplan-niva - Polar Environmental Centre Norway (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of Dr. Akira Tsujimoto, Shimane University Japan (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research Group of Prof. Elisabeth Alve. University of Oslo, Norway Norway (Europe)
- Publication
Research group of Dr. Eric Armynot du Chatelet, Université Lille 1, France France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of Dr. Joachim Schoenfel, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany Germany (Europe)
- Publication
Research group of Dr. Sergei Korsun, Moscow and St.Petersburg Universities Russia (Europe)
- Publication
University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Research group of A. Almogi Labin, Geological Survey of Isreael Israel (Asia)
- Publication
Research group of Prof. Jorissen - Laboratory of Recent and Fossil Bio-Indicators (BIAF), Angers. FR France (Europe)
- Publication
Research group of Dr. L. Ferraro- CNR,Institute for Coastal Marine Environment Italy (Europe)
- Publication
Research group of Dr. V. Martins- University of Aveiro Portugal (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
ISPRA - Institute for the Environmental Protection and Research Italy (Europe)
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
TMS joint Foraminifera and Nannofossil Spring Meeting 2014 Talk given at a conference Bioavailability of heavy metals: Are we measuring the right parameters in environmental micropaleontology? 23.06.2014 Texel, Netherlands Spezzaferri Silvia;
Foram, 2014 Talk given at a conference The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring) Initiative – a protocol for benthic foraminifera monitoring studies 19.01.2014 Conception, Chile Spezzaferri Silvia;
TMS Foram-Nannofossil Group Talk given at a conference The Helgoland Experiment - assessing the influence of methodologies on Recent benthic foraminiferal assemblage composition. 21.06.2012 Edinburgh, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Spezzaferri Silvia;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Au secours des écosystèmes marins. Press release, University of Fribourg Western Switzerland 2012
Media relations: print media, online media Wie man Historiker zum Sprechen bringt: Foraminiferen untersuchen – aber richtig. press release, GEOMAR Kiel International 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
143010 FOraminiferal BIo-MOnitoring (FOBIMO) II- Follow up Workshop 01.08.2012 International Exploratory Workshops
149589 Benthic foraminiferal biomonitoring: a low cost tool to evaluate anthropogenic impact: a case study in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia). 01.02.2014 Project funding
165131 Investigating coral reef ecosystems resilience in the Maldives using benthic foraminfera and corals 01.11.2015 International short research visits
153125 Faunal assemblages from active, declining and buried cold-water coral ecosystems. 01.04.2014 Project funding

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