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Biotic Recovery From Mass Extinction Events

Product Code: SP102
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by M.B. Hart
Publication Date: 04 April 1996
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Contains papers by leading authorities on several of the major extinction events of the geological record. The book brings together new data on a wide range of floral and faunal groups. The papers are grouped as general, Palaeozoic events, Mesozoic events and Cenozoic events. Several of the papers describe the recovery and recolonization processes following the extinction events while others discuss the problems of 'survivor taxa', 'disaster taxa' and 'progenitor species'. The examples chosen come from geological successions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-45-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-45-1
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 394
Weight: 0.95 kg

Contents

Comparative evolutionary palaeoecology: assessing the changing ecology of the past • The importance of crisis progenitors in recovery from mass extinction • Models for biotic survival following mass extinction • Recovery as a function of community structure • Insect origination and extinction in the Phanerozoic • Reef ecosystem recovery after the Early Cambrian extinction • Ostracode speciation following Middle Ordovician extinction events, North Central United States • Biotic recovery after mass extinction: the role of climate and ocean-state in the post-glacial (Late Ordovician Early Silurian) recovery of the conodonts • Recovery of post-Late Ordovician extinction graptolites: a western North American perspective • Diachronous recovery patterns in Early Silurian corals, graptolites and acritarchs • Searching for extinction/recovery gradients: the Frasnian - Famennian interval, Mokrá Section, Moravia, central Europe • Juvenile goniatite survival strategies following Devonian extinction events • The mid-Carboniferous rugose coral recovery • Climate change, plant extinctions and vegetational recovery during the Middle-Late Pennsylvanian Transition: the case of tropical peat-forming environments in North America • Recoveries and radiations: gastropods after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction • Recovery of the marine fauna in Europe after the end-Triassic and Early Toarcian mass extinctions • Foraminiferal recovery after the mid-Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events (OAE's) in the Cauvery Basin, southeast lndia • Benthonic foraminiferal mass extinction and survival assemblages from the Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary Event in the Menoyo Section, N. Spain • Planktonic foraminiferal recovery from the Cenomanian-Turonian mass extinction event, northeastern Caucasus • The recovery of the food chain after the Late Cenomanian extinction event • The recovery of Turonian dinoflagellate cyst assemblages from the effects of the oceanic anoxic event at the end of the Cenomanian in southern England • Post-crisis recovery of the Campanian desmoceratacean ammonites from Sakhalin, Far East Russia • Latest Cretaceous mollusc species 'fabric' of the US Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: a baseline for measuring biotic recovery • Phenotypic experiments into new pelagic niches in Early Danian planktonic Foraminifera: aftermath of the K/T boundary event • Recovery of North Caucasus foraminiferal assemblages after the pre-Danian extinction • Extinction and survivorship of southern Tethyan benthic foraminifera across the Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary • Recovery of the naticid gastropod predator-prey system from the Cretaceous-Tertiary and Eocene-Oligocene extinctions

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