Marine Paleobiodiversity

  • ID: 3452017
  • Book
  • 62 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Marine Paleobiodiversity presents a concise history, development and current status of paleobiodiversity research, thus forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates, who are interested in this subject and intend venture into serious research. This book provides a link-reference between text book and highly-specialized journal articles, and so will be valuable for a wide audience of geologists and climatologists.

  • Presents studies on the human environmental impacts in climate changes, future sea level perturbations and the influence these have on biodiversity
  • Authored by a renowned researcher with over 15 years' experience in the field
  • Includes recent research on the importance of paleobiodiversity patterns that influence sea level fluctuations

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Preface
Acknowledgments
1. INTRODUCTION
2. RATIONALE
3. BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT IN THE GEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
4. METHODS OF BIODIVERSITY AND HABITAT HETEROGENEITY ANALYSES
4.1. Approaches of biodiversity
4.2. Numerical methods and database based analyses
4.3. Spatial biodiversity
4.4. True and apparent biodiversity- biodiversity signals and causes of distortion
4.5. Methods employed in removing biases in biodiversity signals
5. COUPLED NATURE OF CLIMATE-SEA LEVEL AND THE INFLUENCE ON BIODIVERSITY
5.1. Paleobiodiversity dynamics in the light of eustatic sea level cycles
5.2. Climatic and oceanographic changes due to sea level fluctuations and biodiversity
5.3. Scales of environmental changes and influences on biodiversity and habitat
6. IMPACTS OF SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS ON BIOTIC TURNOVER
6.1. Long-term changes and biodiversity dynamics
6.2. Short-term changes and perturbations and resultant biodiversity dynamics
7. CONCLUSIONS
8. REFERENCES
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Ramkumar, Mu
Dr. Mu. Ramkumar obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from National College, Bharathidasan University, masters in geology from Annamalai University. His research interests range from Recent-Paleozoic depositional systems and integrated sequence-chemostratigraphy, and basin evolution. He has published about 100 articles author of 5 books (Cretaceous Sea Level Cycles, Marine Paleobiodiversity, Habitat Heterogeneity, Chemostratigraphy, River Basin etc.) and editor of 6 books published/in press by Elsevier, Springer, Wiley etc. He is a member of National Working Group on IGCP-609 Cretaceous Sea Level Cycles. He worked as research team leader and member in national international labs in India, Germany, Malaysia, France. He was the recipient of the prestigious Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship, Visiting Scientist (thrice), Germany, Visiting Professor (France), Young Scientist (twice), Government of India, and was included in the Marquee's Who's Who directory (USA) for 5 consecutive years. He was nominated for the prestigious Merh Award (Geological Society of India) for his work on Geomorphology. He serves as a member in review and editorial panels of about two dozen international geological journals.
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