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The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Analysis

Product Code: SP228
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by D McIlroy
Publication Date: 11 June 2004
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Geological Society Special Publication 228

It has been increasingly realized by sedimentologists in the petroleum industry and academia that integration of ichnological information into sedimentological models, and vice versa, is one of the main means by which we can improve our understanding of ancient depositional environments. This volume aims to provide an analytical review of the ichnology of all major depositional environments and the use of ichnology in biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis, as well as highly refined palaeoenvironmental studies. The remit of the book is achieved through a combination of review articles and novel research papers that outline methodologies and protocols for improving our understanding of ancient palaeoenvironments. Trace fossils from microscopic borings to dinosaur footprints are considered.

The comprehensive coverage of ancient depositional environments means that the book will be of use as a course text for undergraduates as well as an invaluable reference text for all interested in ichnology whether they are ichnologists, sedimentologists or petroleum geologists by trade

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-154-8
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-154-3
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 496
Weight: 1.30 kg


Some ichnological concepts, methodologies, applications and frontiers, D McIlroy • Stratigraphic applications of substrate-specific ichnofacies: Delineating discontinuities in the rock record, S G Pemberton, J A MacEachern and T Saunders • Recent and sub-recent microborings from the upwelling area off Mauritania (West Africa) and their implications for palaeoecology, I Glaub • Climatic control of trace fossil distribution in the marine realm, R Goldring, G C Cadee, A D'Alessandro, J M Gibert, R De Jenkins and J E Pollard • A new approach to the analysis and interpretation of tracks: Examples from the Dinosauria, P L Manning • Phanerozoic history of deep-sea trace fossils, A Uchman • A re-evaluation of the relationship between trace fossils and dysoxia, K D Martin • Ichnology of Carboniferous tide-influenced environments and tidal flat variability in the North American Midcontinent, M G Mangano and L A Buatois • Differentiation of estuarine & offshore marine deposits using integrated ichnology & sedimentology, Permian Pebbley Beach Formation, Sydney Basin, Australia, K Bann, C R Fielding, J A MacEachern and S C Tye • Palaeoecology of the Bright Angel Shale in the eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona USA, incorporating sedimentological, ichnological and palynological data, C T Baldwin, P K Strother, J H Beck and E Rose • Ichnofabrics & sedimentary facies of a tide-dominated delta: Jurassic Ile Formation of Kristin Field, Haltenbanken, offshore Mid-Norway, D McIlroy • An integrated ichnological and sedimentological comparison of non-deltaic shoreface and subaqueous delta deposits in Permian reservoir units of Australia, K L Bann and C R Fielding • Animal-substrate interactions in freshwater environments: applications of ichnology in facies and sequence stratigraphic analysis of fluvio-lacustrine successions, L A Buatois and M G Mangano • Trace fossil distribution in lacustrine deltas: Examples from the Triassic rift lakes of the Ischigualasto - Villa Union Basin, Argentina, R N Melchor • An approach to the description and interpretation of ichnofabrics in palaeosols, J F Genise, E S Bellosi and M G Gonzalez • Development of early Palaeozoic ichnofabrics: Evidence from shallow marine siliciclastics, M L Droser, S Jensen and J G Gehling • Trace fossils in the aftermath of mass extinction events, R J Twitchett and C G Barras • Ichnotaxonomy and ichnostratigraphy of chambered trace fossils in palaeosols attributed to coleopterans, ants and termites, J F Genise • A stratigraphy of marine bioerosion, R G Bromley •


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