March 2013, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Call for Abstracts

Submissions are now complete for abstracts of proposed presentations for the 2013 Microfossils III international conference and a fine program is being assembled.

The deadline for abstract submission was Saturday, December 15th, 2012.

The preliminary program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Questions about abstracts or the technical sessions? Please contact either Mark Leckie ( or Erik Anthonissen (

Microfossils III Technical Session Themes
  1. The Microfossil Record of Major Oceanic Events
  2. Reconstructing Past Environments Using Microfossils
  3. Environmental Monitoring and Ocean Chemistry Proxies
  4. Paralic and Lacustrine Micropaleontology
  5. Microfossils and Biofacies Analysis: Applications and Challenges
  6. High-Resolution Biostratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy and Geochronology
  7. Paleoclimate, Paleoceanography, and Relative Sea-Level Change
  8. Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution
  9. Microfossils and Unconventional Resources: The New Frontier
  10. New Technology and Techniques in Microfossil Studies

Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • Electronic submissions only, please.
  • Abstract must be in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx). In addition, make sure your abstract conforms to the formatting guidelines below.
  • Abstract should contain the following identifying information: title of abstract; author's name; author's affiliation; contact email address along with the abstract text itself.
  • Attach the abstract to an email message with the subject line: “M3 Abstract Submission”. The body of the email message should contain the following information: title of abstract; author’s full name; author’s affiliation; contact email address (if different from the address in the email header); and contact telephone number.
  • Indicate whether the abstract is for poster or oral presentation at the top of the abstract itself.

Abstract Formatting Guidelines
  • Line spacing: single
  • Text alignment: left justified.
  • Title text: Arial 11pt bold.
  • Author name(s): Arial 10pt with the presenting authors name in bold
  • Author affliation(s): Arial, 10pt, italic, including email address of author who will be presenting the work at the confer-ence.
  • Body text: Arial 11pt.
  • Paragraphs: do not indent; leave one clear line between paragraphs.
  • Figures are encouraged: A full color abstract book will be produced, so please include any relevant figure or image with-in the body of the text.
  • References can be included.
  • Extended abstracts are encouraged, but should not exceed two pages in length.