The ecology of the Cambrian radiation /

The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation offers a comprehensive and surprising picture of the Earth at that ancient time. The book contains contributions from thirty-three authors hailing from ten countries and will be of interest to paleontologists, geologists, biologists, and other researchers intere...

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Other Authors: Zhuravlev, A. I︠U︡., Riding, Robert.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series:Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Perspectives in paleobiology and earth history series.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev.
  • Paleomagnetically and tectonically based global maps for vendian to mild-ordovician time / Alan G. Smith.
  • Global facies distributions from late vendian to mid-ordovician / Kirill B. Seslavinsky, Irina D. Maidanskaya.
  • Did supercontinental amalgamation trigger the "Cambrian Explosion"? / Martin D. Brasier, John F. Lindsay.
  • Climate change at the neoproterozoic-cambrian transition / Toni T. Eerola.
  • Australian early and middle cambrian sequence biostratigraphy with implications for species diversity and correlation / David I. Gravestock, John H. Shergold.
  • The cambrian radiation and the diversification of sedimentary fabrics / Mary L. Droser, Xing Li.
  • Biotic diversity and structure during the neoproterozoic-ordovician transition / Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev.
  • Ecology and evolution of cambrian plankton / Nicholas J. Butterfield.
  • Evolution of shallow-water level-bottom communities / Mikhail B. Burzin, Francoise Debrenne, Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev.
  • Evolution of the Hardground Community / Sergei V. Rozhnov.
  • Ecology and evolution of Cambrian reefs / Brian R. Pratt, Ben R. Spincer, Rachel A. Wood.
  • Evolution of the deep-water Benthic community / T. Peter Crimes.
  • Sponges, cnidarians, and ctenophores / Francoise Debrenne, Joachim Reitner.
  • Mollusks, hyoliths, stenothecoids, and coeloscleritophorans / Artem V. Kouchinsky.
  • Brachiopods / Galina T. Ushatinskaya.
  • Ecologic evolution of Cambrian trilobites / Nigel C. Hughes.
  • Ecology of nontrilobite arthropods and lobopods in the cambrian / Graham E. Budd.
  • Ecologic radiation of Cambro-Ordovician echinoderms / Thomas E. Guensburg, James Sprinkle.
  • Calcified algae and bacteria / Robert Riding.
  • Molecular fossils demonstrate precambrian origin of dinoflagellates / J. Michael Moldowan, Stephen R. Jacobson, Jeremy Dahl.