|InterRad 11, the 11th international conference of radiolarian researchers, will be held at Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, on March 19-24, 2006|
The conference will be held jointly with a symposium on Triassic circum-Pacific stratigraphy and correlation, which is hosted by IGCP 246 and the Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy.
The conference will include two additional symposia: The Nigrini Symposium on biological indicators of ocean productivity and ocean/climate interactions and the Biosilica Symposium on radiolarians, biosiliceous sediments, methods and applications. Invited speakers and other participants will include leading international researchers in the fields of plankton biology, oceanography, paleoceanography, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology and stratigraphy.
Conference excursions to Northland, Kawhia, the Wellington south coast, Marlborough and Southland will showcase Permian-Jurassic stratigraphy and accretionary tectonics, including Permian-Triassic boundary successions in Northland, and a wide range of radiolarian-bearing rock sequences, including the Cretaceous-Tertiary and Paleocene-Eocene boundary sections of Marlborough and the Cretaceous-Paleogene ophiolites and pelagic limestones of Northland.
We encourage all international and local earth scientists, oceanographers and marine biologists to consider egistering for this conference or for individual symposia.
Registration Fees early/late
Professional 1 day/symposium $NZ150
Student 1 day/symposium $NZ100
Register online at http://www.gns.cri.nz/interrad/
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Chris Hollis and Hamish Campbell
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences
Lower Hutt, New Zealand