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Diatom analysis in environmental science

Roger Flower invited to Cairo

Diatom analysis in environmental science

Following an invitation from the Department of Geology at the University of Cairo, Professor Roger Flower spent a working week in November, presenting  a short course to undergraduate students on diatom analysis and diatom applications in environmental science.

He  also lead a seminar with staff and graduate students specializing in nanofossil research, and the week concluded with a field trip to the remains of the Memphite capital of ancient Egypt at Mit Rahina.

Roger has carried out research on environmental change in the Nile Valley over a number of years, including intensive studies of the sedimentary record from Faiyum Lake, southwest of Cairo.


  • MA Hamdan, MIA Ibrahim, MA Shiha, RJ Flower, FA Hassan, SAM Eltelet, (2016) “An exploratory Early and Middle Holocene sedimentary record with palynoforms and diatoms from Faiyum lake, Egypt”, Quaternary International, 410(A), 29 July, 30-42.
  • Mit Rahina:


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