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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA‑UAB)


Facility dedicated to micropalaeontological sample preparation for taxonomic identification and quantification, with a special focus on calcareous microfossils (coccolithophore, foraminifera, ostracods, pteropods) from sediment and water samples. Includes facilities for the preparation of diatoms and nannoplankton microscopic slides.

   Laboratori Micropaleontologia

Instrumentation includes:

  • Ultrasonic bath
  • Sartorius TE313S-DS Micro Balance
  • Mettler Toledo XPR2U Ultra Micro Balance
  • Leica DM 6000B light microscope 
  • Olympus BX51 light microscopes
  • Binoculars


Contact: patrizia.ziveri@uab.cat or graham.mortyn@uab.cat