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Sedimentation of Organic Particles

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Edited By: A Traverse

512 pages, 41 b/w photos, 217 illus, 68 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jun 1994 | #23591 | ISBN: 0521384362
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Presents research work on the sedimentation of components of palynofacies (organic particles and debris) and details their importance for sequence stratigraphy and the interpretation of ancient biological and geological environments.

'In summary, this is a very valuable volume which should be available to all palaeopalynologists.' J. E. A. Marshall, Cretaceous Research ' ! obligatory for libraries of universities, consultancy companies as well as the industry related to oil exploration. The book is very well produced, has high quality illustrations ! Prof. Alfred Traverse is to be congratulated on having found so many palynologists willing to contribute to this monumental volume.' Earth Science Reviews 'All postgraduate, academic and other professional palynologists ought to find something of interest in this volume.' Geoscientist


Part I. Introduction: 1. Sedimentation of palynomorphs and palynodebris: an introduction; Part II. Studies of Palynosedimentation in Modern Environments: A. Palynomorph sedimentation; 2. The sorting of spores and pollen by water: experimental and field evidence; 3. Transport and deposition of pollen in an estuary: signature of the landscape; 4. Pollen preservation in alkaline soils of the American Southwest; 5. Wind and water transport and sedimentation of miospores along two rivers subject to major floods and entering the Mediterranean Sea at Calvi (Corsica, France); 6. Sedimentation of land-derived palynomorphs in the Trinity-Galveston Bay area, Texas; B. Palynofacies and palynodebris sedimentation; 7. The genesis and sedimentation of phytoclasts with examples from coastal environments; 8. Palynofacies of some recent marine sediments: the role of transportation; 9. Maceral palynofacies of the Louisiana deltaic plain in terms of organic constituents and hydrocarbon potential; 10. Organic sedimentation in a carbonate region; 11. An approach to a standard terminology for palynodebris; 12. Relationships of palynofacies to coal-depositional environments of the upper Paleocene of the Gulf Coast basin, Texas, and the Powder River basin, Montana and Wyoming; Part III. Reconstruction of Late Cenozoic Vegetation and Sedimentary Environments from Palynological Data: 13. Quaternary terrestrial sediments and spatial scale: the limits to interpretation; 14. Pollen and spores in Quaternary lake sediments as sensors of vegetation composition: theoretical models and empirical evidence; 15. Paleoecological interpretation of the Trail Ridge sequence, and related deposits in Georgia and Florida, based on pollen sedimentation and clastic sedimentology; Part IV. Application of Data on Palynosedimentation to Solution of Geological Problems: A. Sedimentary cycles: 16. Polynology of sedimentary cycles; B. Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentation of organic particles; 17. Particulate organic matter, maceral facies models, and applications to sequence stratigraphy; C. Quantitative methods and applications thereof; 18. Association of palynomorphs and palynodebris with depositional environments: quantitative approaches; 19. A quantitative approach to Triassic palynology: the Lettenkeuper of the Germanic Basin as an example; 20. Palynomorph concentration in studies of Paleogene nonmarine depositional environments of Wyoming; D. Specific examples of applications; 21. Multivariate analyses of palynomorph data; 22. Relationships between depositional environments and changes in palynofloras across the K-T boundary interval; 23. Sedimentation of palynomorphs in rocks of pre-Devonian age; Part V. Appendix: modern pollen transport and sedimentation: an annotated bibliography.

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