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Palaeoecology: Ecosystems, Environments and Evolution


By: Patrick J Brenchley and David A T Harper

402 pages, 30 b/w photos, 153 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #52829 | ISBN: 0412434504
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Provides a theoretical background to palaeoecological concepts and shows how the discipline can be applied in the field, with some emphasis on quantitative techniques.


Factors controlling the distribution of species. Taxonomic uniformitarianism. Shell morphology. Trace fossils. Taphonomy. Principles of community palaeoecology. Pre-cambrian and cambrian bennthic communities. Palaeozoic communities. Mesozoic communities. Tertiary to recent communities. Palaeobiogeography.

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