Palaeoecology : Ecosystems, Environments and Evolution book cover
1st Edition

Ecosystems, Environments and Evolution

ISBN 9780412434501
Published July 9, 2004 by CRC Press
432 Pages

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Book Description

The first palaeoecology book to focus on evolutionary palaeoecology, in both marine and terrestrial environments. Discusses reconstruction of the past ecological world at population, community and biogeographic levels. A well-illustrated and substantial volume giving accessible coverage of the full range of subjects within palaeoecology. Reviews and summarises all the major mass extinctions.

Table of Contents

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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P.J. Brenchley