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The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Analysis

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 228

Edited By: D McIlroy

490 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos

Geological Society

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #152068 | ISBN: 1862391548
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About this book

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.

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