WHAT ARE FORAMINIFERA?


Foraminifera are heterotrophic amoeboid protists. They are present in almost all marine biotopes around the world, from the surface waters to the greatest depths. Some foraminifera live in the plankton but most live on the sea floor.... more

THE USE OF FORAMINIFERA IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


Benthic foraminifera are excellent indicators of bottom-water/sediment conditions because their diversity reflects the environment in which they live... more

The applications of foraminifera to meet the requirements of the EUís Water Framework Directive (2000)


Case study from the Oslofjord (text in Norwegian)... more