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Marine Paleobiodiversity: Responses to Sea Level Cycles and Perturbations

Presents studies on the human environmental impacts in climate changes, future sea level perturbations and the influence these have on biodiversity
Authored by a renowned researcher with over 15 years’ experience in the field
Includes recent research on the importance of paleobiodiversity patterns that influence sea level fluctuations

By: Muthuvairavasamy Ramkumar (Author)

62 pages, colour illustrations

Elsevier

Paperback | Nov 2015 | #232222 | ISBN-13: 9780128054154
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About this book

Marine Paleobiodiversity presents a concise history, development and current status of paleobiodiversity research, thus forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates, who are interested in this subject and intend venture into serious research. Marine Paleobiodiversity provides a link-reference between text book and highly-specialized journal articles, and so will be valuable for a wide audience of geologists and climatologists.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Chapter I INTRODUCTION

Chapter II RATIONALE

Chapter III GEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT
3.1. Terminologies
3.2. Types and components
3.3. Geological perspective
3.4. The link between geological processes and biodiversity

Chapter IV METHODS OF BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT HETEROGENEITY ANALYSES
4.1. Approaches of biodiversity
4.2. Numerical methods and database based analyses
4.3. Spatial biodiversity
4.4. True and apparent biodiversity- signals and causes of distortion
4.5. Methods of bias correction

Chapter V CLIMATE-SEA LEVEL COUPLING AND ITS INFLUENCE ON BIODIVERSITY
5.1. Paleobiodiversity dynamics in the light of eustatic sea level cycles
5.2. Biodiversity dynamics due to Climatic and oceanographic changes
5.3. Environmental changes and relative influences on biodiversity and habitat

Chapter VI IMPACTS OF SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS ON BIOTIC TURNOVER
6.1. Long-term changes and biodiversity dynamics
6.2. Biodiversity dynamics due to short-term sea level changes and perturbations

Chapter VII WHAT HOLDS FOR THE FUTURE

References
Index


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Biography

Dr. Mu Ramkumar is a faculty member of the Department of Geology at Periyar University in Salem, India. He is among the pioneering researchers on the subject of chemostratigraphy and has been authoring on the topic for the past 15 years. Dr. Ramkumar has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, authored two books and edited five Special volumes by International publishers. He has received nine fellowships, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, Young Scientist Award (twice) from the Department of Science and Technology and Scientist's Pool Scheme from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. He is a member of editorial committees and boards of many international geoscience journals.

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