NAMS Micropaleontology Networking Resources

NAMS Professional Registry

The NAMS Professional Registry is intended to be a clearinghouse of contacts for micropaleontology.  Consultants are urged to provide details of their areas of expertise and offerings for clients.  Academic programs may provide information on student and faculty programs of study and research.  Major companies should provide contact information for biostratigraphic coordinators and typical contract or research needs.

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BugWare. Mitch Covington, Tallahassee Florida, Telephone 850-668-3894 mitch@bugware.com  Specialties: Nannofossil biostratigraphy; Windows software for manipulation and display of all forms of biostratigraphic data.

Computational Biochronology. Peter R. Thompson, Plano, Texas, Telephone 972-867-5744. Specialties: sequence biostratigraphy, Mesozoic and Cenozoic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoeocology, numerical methods and data QC studies.

Dinosystems James Powell, Richmond upon Thames, England, UK; Tel: +44 181 948 6443; Fax: +44 181 940 5917  Expertise: Independent biostratigraphy consultant (palynologist); specialist in Cenozoic project management; 15 years post-qualification industrial experience (BP, Millennia Ltd, Dinosystems); Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Geological  Sciences, University College London; Secretary, British  Micropalaeontological Society.

Nanno-Chron International Bill Abbott, Waxahachie, Texas, Telephone 972-935- 9066  Specialties: nannofossil and diatom biostratigraphy.

Dana Griffith Arlington, Texas, Telephone  817-274-4414  Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy Consulting.  20 years experience.

Scanning Electron Microscopy Facility. Ignacio Pujana, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas,  Richardson TX 75083-0688 Telephone 972-883-2401. The Department of Geosciences is opening this service for SEM photography to the geologic community. We have a long history in scanning electron microscopy, since 1967. Access to the equipment is open to everyone during daytime hours by appointment.


East Carolina University Dr. Stephen J. Culver, Chairman, Department of Geology, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 Telephone 252-328-6360 Research: benthic foraminifera.

Florida International University Dr. Jose F. "Pepe" Longoria, Jr., Professor of Geology longoria@fiu.edu  Research: Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera, Jurassic-Cretaceous calpionellids and nannoconid biostratigraphy.   Mesozoic stratigraphy of Mexico and the Gulf Coastal Plain.

University of Houston, Department of Geosciences, 312 Science and Research Bldg. 1, Main Campus, Houston, Texas 77204-5007.

Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Hilary Olson, 4412 Spicewood Springs, Bldg. 600, Austin, Texas 78759-8500 Telephone 512-471-0455 olson@utig.ig.utexas.edu  Research: Gulf of Mexico Intraslope Basins, Technical Alliance for Computational Stratigraphy

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept of Geosciences, 214 Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340 Telephone 402-472-2663

University of Massachussetts-Amherst, Dr. Mark Leckie, Dept. of Geology and Geography, P.O. Box 35820, Amherst, Massachussetts 01003 Tel. 413-545-19485  Research: Upper Cretaceous strata from the U.S. western interior,  deep sea cores from  various locations around the world ocean (mostly Cretaceous and Cenozoic).


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