Integration of ichnological information into sedimentological models, and vice versa, is one of the main means by which we can improve our understanding of ancient depositional environments. Mainly intended for sedimentologists, this book aims to make ichnological methods as part of facies interpretation more popular, providing an analytical review of the ichnology of all major depositional environments and the use of ichnology in biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis.
It starts with an introduction to the historical aspect of ichnology, introducing common concepts and methods, and then continues with parts treating the main depositional systems from continental, shallow-marine and deep-marine siliciclastics, and marine carbonates. The last part is dedicated to the ichnology in hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterization.
- First overview in 25 years of the status of ichnological studies in facies reconstructions of all major depositional environments
- Written by a selected, well-experienced and specialized international authorship
- Provides easy access to the comprehensive and widespread literature
Part I History, Concepts, and Methods 1. A History of Ideas in Ichnology, Andrea Baucon, et al. 2. Ichnotaxonomy: Finding Patterns in a Welter of Information, Andrew K. Rindsberg 3. Trace-Fossil Systematics, Dirk Knaust 4. The Ichnofacies Paradigm, James A. MacEachern, et al. 5. The Ichnofabric Concept, Allan A. Ekdale, et al. 6. Sequence Stratigraphy, James A. MacEachern et al. 7. Ichnostratigraphy, M. Gabriela Mángano, et al. 8. Microbioerosion, Max Wisshak 9. Methodology and Techniques, Dirk Knaust 10. Marine Invertebrate Neoichnology, Shahin E. Dashtgard and Murray K. Gingras
Part II Continental and Glacial Systems 11. Glacial Environments, Renata G. Netto, et al. 12. Fluvial Environments, Ricardo N. Melchor, et al. 13. Lacustrine Environments, Jennifer J. Scott, et al. 14. Aeolian Environments, Allan A. Ekdale and Richard G. Bromley
Part III Shallow-Marine Siliciclastic Systems 15. Rocky Shorelines, Jordi M. de Gibert, et al. 16. Estuaries, Murray K. Gingras, et al. 17. Deltas, Nicola S. Tonkin 18. Tidal Flats and Subtidal Sand Bodies, Patricio R. Desjardins, et al. 19. Shorefaces, S. George Pemberton, et al.
Part IV Deep-Marine Siliciclastic Systems 20. Slopes, Stephen M. Hubbard, et al. 21. Deep-Sea Fans, Alfred Uchman and Andreas Wetzel 22. Hemipelagic and Pelagic Basin Plains, Andreas Wetzel and Alfred Uchman Part V Marine Carbonate Systems 23. Shallow-Marine Carbonates, Dirk Knaust, et al. 24. Reefs and Mounds, Leif Tapanila and Pat Hutchings 25. Chalk and Related Deep-Marine Carbonates, Charles E. Savrda 26. Mixed Siliciclastic/Carbonate Systems, John-Paul Zonneveld, et al.
Part VI Ichnology in Hydrocarbon-Reservoir and Aquifer Characterization 27. Porosity and Permeability in Bioturbated Sediments, Murray K. Gingras, et al.