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Foundations and Applications of Trace Fossils
1st Edition - August 1, 2022
Editors: Murray K. Gingras, James A. MacEachern
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Foundations and Applications of Trace Fossils provides a framework to use trace fossils to better interpret the sedimentological, stratigraphic and paleontological record,… Read more
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Foundations and Applications of Trace Fossils provides a framework to use trace fossils to better interpret the sedimentological, stratigraphic and paleontological record, particularly as integrated with other geological datasets. Secondly, the book aims to update ichnology research to reflect recent developments. It presents introductory materials, including the history of ichnology, the conceptual framework, and key definitions. In addition, the book introduces modern topics such as neoichnology and process ichnology. Using this foundational information, the multidisciplinary audience can solve sedimentological, paleontological and paleoenvironmental problems.
Discusses the connection between ichnology and other geological disciplines
Summarizes the basic concepts and frameworks of trace fossil research
Introduces modern ichnological topics and definitions
Academic and research scientists in ichnology, paleontology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy
Part I: Introduction to Ichnology 1. A History of Ichnology Applied to Sedimentological Problem Solving 2. An Overview of Common Trace Fossils and Their Significance 3. Neoichnology and its Role in Understanding and Interpreting the Sedimentary EnvironmentPart II: Interpretive Frameworks for Ichnology 4. Frameworks for the Interpretation of Trace Fossils: Ichnofacies 5. Frameworks for the Interpretation of Trace Fossils: Ichnofabrics 6. Frameworks for the Interpretation of Trace Fossils: Process Ichnology 7. The Sequence Stratigraphic Utility of Trace Fossils Part III: The Ichnology of Environmental Stresses 8. Identifying Brackish-Water Settings 9. Identifying Reduced Oxygen Settings 10. Ichnological Responses to Sedimentation Part IV: The Ichnology of Common Sedimentary Environments 11. The Ichnology of Shoreface Deposits 12. The Ichnology of Deltas 13. The Ichnology of Continental Shelves 14. The Ichnology of Continental Slopes 15. The Ichnology of Turbidites and Submarine Fans 16. The Ichnology of Wave-Dominated Estuaries 17. The Ichnology of River-Dominated Estuaries 18. Continental Ichnology Part V: Ichnofossils in the Big Picture 19. Trace Fossils Through Time 20. Trace Fossils and Extinctions 21. Biogenic Sedimentary Structures and the Agrinomic Revolution 22. Big Data and Quantification of Ichnological datasets 23. Future Directions of Trace Fossil Analysis
No. of pages: 525
Published: August 1, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9780128227312
eBook ISBN: 9780128227510
Murray K. Gingras
Murray Gingras earned a PhD in Sedimentary Geology (1999). Since that time, Gingras has been recognized as one of the international leaders in ichnology (using trace fossils and other paleoecological knowledge to interpret the rock record). Gingras is known particularly for his work on modern deposits and neoichnology. His work has also focused on understanding the influence of bioturbation on permeability and porosity distributions in reservoir strata.
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Earth and Atmosphere, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
James A. MacEachern
James MacEachern earned his PhD in Geology in 1994. Since then, he has focused his research on the integration of ichnology with sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy for refining facies models. MacEachern’s work seeks to place applied ichnology into the reach of classical sedimentary facies analysts.
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada