Devonian Change: Case studies in Palaegeography and by P Koenigshof

By P Koenigshof

The Devonian used to be a severe interval with recognize to the diversification of early terrestrial ecosystems. The geotectonic atmosphere used to be characterised through the change from the post-Caledonian to the pre-Variscan state of affairs. flora on land developed from tiny tracheophytes to timber of substantial measurement together with a world raise in terrestrial biomass, and vertebrates began to overcome the land. huge shallow-marine components and continental lowlands with a variety of diverse habitats existed. those are preserved in a good number of basins all over the international. weather switch ultimately led from greenhouse to icehouse stipulations in the direction of the top of the Devonian. fast evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and weather switch had a mentioned impact on sedimentation and biodiversity, not just within the terrestrial, but in addition within the marine realm. This quantity comprises case reports from Australia, China, Europe, South the US and North the USA, and person palaeoecosystems and their parts were investigated in numerous palaeogeographic settings that give a contribution to a more robust figuring out of the Devonian interval. this can be a contribution to the IGCP 499 venture on 'Devonian land-sea interplay: evolution of ecosystems and climate'.Also available:Fishes and the Break-up of Pangaea - ISBN 978-1-86239-248-9West Gondwana: Pre-Cenozoic correlations around the South Atlantic sector - ISBN 978-1-86239-247-2Devonian occasions and Correlations - ISBN 978-1-86239-222-9The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas recognition for the standard of its work.The many parts within which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reports and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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A major biotic turnover separates the diverse Onondaga – Columbus Limestone fauna from the rather less diverse Stony Hollow fauna (DeSantis et al. 2007). Both occur in limestone facies, although the latter is also known from calcareous siltstones of the Stony Hollow Member; the shallower biofacies show an unusual suite of brachiopods, including Variatrypa arctica, which appear to represent immigrants from the tropical environments represented in present-day NW Canada (Koch & Day 1996). At present, the precise position of this turnover within the upper Onondaga – Union Springs third-order sequence is unknown.

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