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Special issues - March 2019

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Thematic special issues from e-journals which the Library provides offsite access to for Fellows using 'Athens' logins are listed below. Open Access special issues which require no passwords are also listed.

Earth and environmental science transactions of the Royal Society of EdinburghAgora Paleobotanica

Earth and environmental science transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh vol.108 no.4 Pages 337-478 (February 2019)
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This special issue contains 11 articles covering a wide variety of plant groups, ranging from the Devonian to the Miocene, and covers both megafossils and plant microremains. It is derived from the 4th International Agora Paleobotanica Meeting.

Earth-science reviewsSedimentology as a key to understanding Earth and life processes

Earth-science reviews vol.189 Pages 1-264 (February 2019)
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This special issue contains papers on integrated global stratigraphy, biosedimentology, sedimentologic implications in reconstructing paleoclimate and paleogeographic configurations, and implications on Permian-Triassic mass extinction and recovery in the ocean and on land, with emphasis on sedimentary records from China.

Quaternary internationalThe 3rd ASQUA Conference (Part I)

Quaternary international vol.503 part A Pages 1-188 (1 February 2019)
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This special issue presents 20 papers derived from the 3rd Asian Association for Quaternary Research (ASQUA) Conference. These focus on diverse Quaternary studies relating to natural and anthropogenic factors of palaeo and modern environments, as well as the history of civilizations in East Asia.

Quaternary internationalPeribaltic environment

Quaternary international vol.501 part A Pages 1-268 (15 January 2019)
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This Special Issue is derived from studies presented at a meeting of the INQUA Peribaltic Working Group (PWG) entitled “Quaternary geology of north-central Poland: from the Baltic Coast to the LGM limit”. Topics covered include: stratigraphy and correlations between the different parts of Peribaltic area; dynamics and extent of Scandinavian Ice Sheet; reconstructions of palaeoenvironmental changes in Quaternary; development sedimentary processes in terrestrial (glacial, fluvial and lacustrine) and coastal environments; and the impact of geological conditions on human activity.

Island arcOrogenic processes in island arcs: subduction, accretion, collision and recycling

Island arc virtual issue (26 December 2018)
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This virtual issue is an outcome of the topic session on ‘Orogenic processes in island arcs: subduction, accretion, collision and recycling’ at the 121st Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Japan in 2014. It contains papers on stratigraphy, structural geology, petrology, mineralogy, and isotopic geochronology.

Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecologyThe Palaeozoic-Mesozoic transition in South China: oceanic environments and life from Late Permian to Late Triassic 2

Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology vol.519 Pages 1-582 (1 April 2019)
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The 18 papers in this volume span the Upper Permian to Triassic of the eastern Paleo-Tethys region (mainly the South China Block) and adjacent areas. These contributions enhance our understanding of extreme events and organism-environment interactions during this critical period of Earth history. This is the 2nd volume published on the topic and both cover biostratigraphy, paleoecology, sedimentology, geochemistry, and paleoceanography of the transition interval. The preceding volume was published as Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology vol.486.

Quaternary internationalDistal effects of volcanic eruptions on pre-industrial societies

Quaternary international vol.499 Pages 129-290 (10 January 2019)
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The papers presented in this special issue provide an up-to-date overview of relevant aspects of and current knowledge on distal effects of major volcanic eruptions in pre-industrial societies. Although emphasis is on the Early Bronze Age Avellino eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the set of ideas and methods presented is applicable to other studies on early impacts of volcanic eruptions, and illustrates the value of a multidisciplinary approach.

Geoscience frontiersClimate change impacts on environmental geosciences

Geoscience frontiers vol.10 issue 2 Pages 361-790 (March 2019)
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This special issue covers earth systems, environmental processes, natural hazards and environmental sustainability, revealing the complexities of changes impacted by climate. It contributes to ongoing discussions on climate impacts, by providing insights into some of these impacts on environmental geosciences from the perspective of local dynamic interactions with, or driven by, climate change.