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Applications of Non-Pollen Palynomorphs: from Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions to Biostratigraphy

Product Code: SP511
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by F. Marret, J. O’Keefe, P. Osterloff and M. Pound
Publication Date: 30 September 2021
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Special Publication 511

This long-awaited book about non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) aims to cover gaps in our knowledge of these abundant but understudied palynological remains. NPPs, such as fungal spores, testate amoebae, dinoflagellate cysts, acritarchs and animal remains, are routinely recovered from palynological preparations of marine or terrestrial material, from Proterozoic to recent geological times. This book gives the reader a comprehensive overview of the different types of NPPs, with examples from diverse time periods and environments. It provides guidance on sample preparation to maximize the recovery of these NPPs, detailed information on their diversity and ecological affinity, clarification on the nomenclature and demonstrates their value as environmental indicators. This volume will become the reference guide for any student, academic or practitioner interested in everything else in their palynological preparations.

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Published online on the Lyell Collection 21/09/2021.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205414
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 354
Weight: 0.95 kg



Background and context

Shumilovskikh, L., O’Keefe, J. M. K. and Marret, F. An overview of the taxonomic groups of non-pollen palynomorphs

Pound, M. J., O’Keefe, J. M. K. and Marret, F. An overview of techniques applied to the extraction of non-pollen palynomorphs, their known taphonomic issues and recommendations to maximize recovery

O’Keefe, J. M. K., Nuñez Otaño, N. B. and Bianchinotti, M. V. Nomenclature: how do we designate NPP taxa?

The major groups of NPPs

Nuñez Otaño, N. B., Virginia Bianchinotti, M. and Saparrat, M. C. N. Palaeomycology: a modern mycological view of fungal palynomorphs

McCarthy, F. M. G., Pilkington, P. M., Volik, O., Heyde, A. and Cocker, S. L. Non-pollen palynomorphs in freshwater sediments and their palaeolimnological potential and selected applications

Andrews, L. O., Payne, R. J. and Swindles, G. T. Testate amoebae as non-pollen palynomorphs in pollen slides: usefulness and application in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction

Mudie, P. J., Marret, F., Gurdebeke, P. R., Hartman, J. D. and Reid, P. C. Marine dinocysts, acritarchs and less well-known NPP: tintinnids, ostracod and foraminiferal linings, copepod and worm remains

Application of NPPs to a variety of problems

Gauthier, E. and Jouffroy-Bapicot, I. Detecting human impacts: non-pollen palynomorphs as proxies for human impact on the environment

van Asperen, E. N., Perrotti, A. and Baker, A. Coprophilous fungal spores: non-pollen palynomorphs for the study of past megaherbivores

Denison, C. N. Stratigraphic and sedimentological aspects of the worldwide distribution of Apectodinium in Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum deposits

Wellman, C. H. and Ball, A. C. Early land plant phytodebris

Agić, H. and Cohen, P. A. Non-pollen palynomorphs in deep time: unravelling the evolution of early eukaryotes



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