Foraminifera and their Applications

Foraminifera and their Applications

by Robert Wynn Jones


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107036406
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2013
Pages: 401
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Wynn Jones has 30 years' experience working as a foraminiferal micropalaeontologist and biostratigrapher in the oil industry, from gaining his PhD in 1982, until his recent retirement from BG Group PLC. Throughout his career, he also maintained an active interest in academic research, producing over 100 publications, which include seven books, among them Applied Palaeontology (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Applications in Palaeontology: Techniques and Case Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Dr Jones is also the author of a book on the history of London and is an Honorary Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum in London.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Past, present and future foraminiferal research; 2. Research methods; 3. Biology, morphology and classification; 4. Ecology; 5. Palaeobiology, palaeoecology or palaeoenvironmental interpretation; 6. Palaeobiological or evolutionary history of the foraminifera; 7. Biostratigraphy; 8. Sequence stratigraphy; 9. Applications and case studies in petroleum geology; 10. Applications and case studies in mineral geology; 11. Applications and case studies in engineering geology; 12. Applications and case studies in environmental science; 13. Applications and case studies in archaeology; References; Index.

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