Paleoecology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 2

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Overview

Revised and updated, it reflects the recent developments and changing emphasis in the field of paleoecology. While the basic organization remains the same as the original edition, there are several major changes, including an extensive reorganization and shortening of Chapter 2, focusing now on environmental parameters rather than individual taxonomic groups; greater use of tables with references to pertinent literature; inclusion of a new chapter on taphonomy; elimination of the chapter on skeletons as sedimentary particles; removal of many of the recurring examples from the Neogene of the Kettlemen Hills; and inclusion of new references on all topics. Older references have been kept and will serve to blend the historical and important milestones in the development of paleoecology with the most current research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471857112
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/21/1990
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Taxonomic Uniformitarianism.

Biogeochemistry.

Skeletal Structure.

Adaptive Functional Morphology.

Ichnology.

Taphonomy.

Populations in Paleoecology.

Ecosystems and Communities in Paleoecology.

Paleobiogeography: The Provincial Level.

Temporal Patterns.

References.

Index.

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