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Marine Palaeoenvironmental Analysis from Fossils - paperback

Product Code: SP83P
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D. W. J. Bosence and P. A. Allison
Publication Date: 07 February 1995
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This volume critically reviews the use of fossils for the analysis of palaeoenvironments. The papers are multi-disciplinary, drawing on a host of geochemical, palaeoecological and palaeontological methods from traditional taxonomic uniformitarianism to more recently developed geochemical isotopic analyses. The approach of the book is analytical rather than taxonomic, concentrating on a range of techniques. The commong thread, however, is that it is palaeontological material that is being considered, whether it be identifiable body fossils, trace fossils, distinctive fossil associates, diagentically unaltered material or organic compunds. Using a number of methods, and comparing their results, allows different environmental controls to be isolated and provides more information on the record of past environmental parameters. The volume focuses on the data obtained from organisms and their remains and will be of importance to sedimentologists, stratigraphers and palaeontologists who need to maximise their palaeoenvironmental interpretations of depostional environments, facies models, sequence stratigraphy and palaeoclimates.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-31-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-31-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.57 kg

Contents

A review of marine palaeoenvironmental analysis from fossils. Palaeoecological models, non-uniformitarianism and tracking the changing ecology of the past. An introduction to the techniques, limitations and landmarks of carbonate oxygen isotope palaeothermometry. Organic carbon as a palaeoenvironmental indicator in the marine realm. Modern and fossil mangroves and mangals: their climatic and biogeographic variability. Palaeo-oxygenation: effects and recognition. Fossil indicators of nutirent levels. 1: Eutrophication and climate change. Fossil indicators of nutrient levels. 2: Evolution and extinction in relation to oligotrophy. Organisms and the substrate: response and effect. Quattitative approaches to palaeozonation and palaeobathymetry of corals and coralline algae in Cenozoic reefs. Palaeoenvironmental interpretation using bryozoans: a review. Microfossil indicators of ocan water masses, circulation and climate.

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