|Most INA conferences hae resulted in collections of papers being published as proceedings volumes, usually as journal special issues. The information on these, including links to publishers' websites wherever possible, is now on a separate Conferences Page|
H. R. Thierstein and J. R. Young (eds.) 2004 Coccolithophores
from molecular processes to global impact Springer ISBN
Results of the CODENET project and related review articles. This is the best available overview of the field of cocccolithophore research including biochemical, biological, oceranographic, evolutionary and geological aspects. Links: book website for supplementary data, etc, contents, Publisher's website for ordering information.
Malinverno E., Dimiza M.D,
Triantaphylou M., Dermitzakis M. D. & Corselli C. (2008) Coccolithopohres
of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: A look into the marine microworld
Ion Publishing Group, Peristeri. 188pp. ISBN 97-960411-660-7|
A beautifully illustrated atlas of nannopankton from the Mediterranean, featuring spectacularly diverse oligotrophic communities of the region. A special feature of the book is inclusion of colour light micrograph illustrations of coccolithophores as well as scanning electron micrographs. Also the book is trilingual, with parallel English, Italian and Greek text. NB The publisher does not seem to be functional any more (2017), but the authors may have back issues.
|Young J.R., Geisen M., Cros L., Kleijne A., Sprengel C.,
Probert I. & Oostergaard J. (2003) A Guide to Extant
Coccolithophore Taxonomy Journal of Nannoplankton
Research special issue 1, 125pp.|
The definitive guide to identification of coccolithophores, all species are illustrated with high quality SEMs with descriptive notes on opposite page. More information and PDF download
|Cros L. & Fortuņo J-M (2002) Atlas of Northwestern
Mediterranean Coccolithophores Scientia Marina 66 (suppl.
1): 7-182 (eds. 1994).|
A beautifully illustrated monograph on extant nannoplankton of the W. Mediterranean including numerous new taxa. The only available monograph with high quality modern SEMs. Ordering information from Scientia Marina, also available free as a PDF
|Winter S. & Siesser W.G. (eds. 1994). Coccolithophores.
Cambridge University Press. 242p. ISBN 0-521-38050-2.|
Reviews of modern coccolithophore biology, ecology, taxonomy and biogeography, including species level taxonomic synthesis and excellent SEM atlas. The scope and treatment is ideal for oceanographers and geologists.
Green J.C. & Leadbeater B.S.C. (eds. 1994) The
Haptophyte Algae. Systematics Association Special Volume 51,
379-392. Oxford University Press. 446p. ISBN 0-19-857772-9.
Bolli, H.M., Saunders, J.B., and Perch-Nielsen, K. (eds. 1985),
Plankton stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press,
Cambridge, 1006p. Nannofossils by Katharina Perch-Nielsen (two
The nannofossil biostratigrapher's bible. Imperfect perhaps, and somewhat dated but still the closest thing to a comprehensive review. More discussion and more diagrams than Bown (1998) so still a very useful complement to it. Out of print
|Bown P.R. (ed 1998): Calcareous
nannofossil biostratigraphy. British
Micropalaeontological Society Series, Kluwer Academic. ISBN
0-412-78970-1, 328 p.|
A species level review, with papers by Bown & Young (introductory, methods), Bown (Triassic, Jurassic), Bown & Rutledge (Early Cretaceous), Burnett (Late Jurassic), Osman (Palaeogene), Young (Neogene), Hine and Weaver (Quaternary). Treatment varies between chapters but most include major reviews of nannofossil zonation and atlases of plates illustrating all important species. This is perhaps the single most useful book for any working biostratigrapher and an ideal companion to Perch-Nielsen (1985). Out of print
|Farinacci, A. - 1989: Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils;
volumes 1-13. each about 250 p.|
Edizioni Tecnoscienza. Catalogue of original taxonomic descriptions, similar to the Ellis & Messina catologue of foraminifera. Includes calcispheres and living calcareous nannoplankton. Anna Fariniacci generously transfered copyright for this work to the INA in 2009 and a CD version was prepared and included with JNR 32/2. Subsequently the catalogue has been updated and extended to 20 volumes by Rich Howe. The entire catalog is now available online as part of the Nannotax website.
Aubry, M.-P. Handbook of Cenozoic calcareous nannoplankton,
Micropaleontology Press, American Museum of Natural History, New York.|
Species level catalogue based on original descriptions plus additional comments and illustrations and overviews of larger groups. Publisher's information
|Electronic Calcareous nannofossils was a CD-ROM produced by Woody Wise and colleagues for INA incorporating a taxonomic database, bibliography, and other content. This ysyrem has now been supersed by the nannotax online database so it has not been updated. Information on it as available here.|
|Nannotax is by far the largest single online source of information on both living coccolithophores and nannofossils.|
|Algaebase is a massive database on algal taxonomy and the prime source for most other online taxonomy listings (e.g. Encyclopedia of Life, WoRMS). Its coverage of extant coccolithophores is mostly good, although it is rather random in terms of fossil coverage.|