Paleoecology, Biostratigraphy, Paleoceanography and Taxonomy of Agglutinated Foraminifera

Paleoecology, Biostratigraphy, Paleoceanography and Taxonomy of Agglutinated Foraminifera

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Agglutinated foraminifera are among the most widely distributed and abundant groups of marine meiofauna in some environments (e. g. marshes, deep-sea). They are tolerant of environmental extremes, tending to live where the evolutionarily more advanced calcareous foraminifera cannot survive. However, largely because of historical reasons, the amount of scientific effort invested in this group has been small in comparison to studies of other marine organisms. The NATO Advanced Studies Institute conference on the paleoecology, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography and taxonomy of agglutinated foraminifera in TUbingen September 17-29, 1989, was a direct outgrowth of two previous workshops on agglutinated foraminifers held in Amsterdam in September 1981 (IW AF I) and in Vienna in June 1986 (IW AF 11). As such, the TUbingen conference constitutes the Third International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera (IW AF III) and was organised to provide a platform for synthesizing the current state of knowledge on this group of organisms, and to strengthen interactions between basic research and applied micropaleontology. One of the main underlying themes of the conferen:e was to identify topics in the paleoecology, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography and taxonomy of agglutinated foraminifera which are in urgent need of further research. About 80 scientists and students from 5 continents participated in the TUbingen conference, which is one measure of the growth in interest in agglutinated foraminifers over the past decade. During four days of technical sessions, scientific results were communicated in the form of 34 oral presentations and 15 poster displays.
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  • Hardback | 1017 pages
  • 155 x 235mm | 1,899g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • XVII, 1017 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
  • 0792310411
  • 9780792310419

Table of contents

Agglutinated Foraminifera: An Introduction.- Why are Foraminiferida Foraminifers ?.- Composition and Microstructure of Agglutinated Foraminifer Wall.- Wall Structures of Palaeotextulariid Foraminifers and Discussion of Microgranular Test Walls.- Partitions and Fistulose Chamberlets in Textulariina.- Abyssal Agglutinates: Back to Basics.- On the Way to the Optimal Suprageneric Classification of Agglutinating Foraminifera.- Revision of the Trochamminacea and Remaneicacea of the Plymouth District S.W. England, Described by Heron-Allen and Earland (1930).- Agglutinated Foraminifera from the Palaeogene of the North Sea.- Gerochammina N.G. and Related Genera from the Upper Cretaceous Flysch-Type Benthic Foraminiferal Fauna, Eastern Carpathians - Romania.- Recent Deep-Sea Agglutinated Foraminifera: A Brief Review.- The Ecology, Distribution and Taxonomy of Crithionina Hispida Flint, 1899.- High Latitude Agglutinated Foraminifera: Prydz Bay (Antarctica) vs. Lancaster Sound (Canadian Arctic).- Biostratigraphy and Paleoecology of Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera at ODP Site 643, Norwegian-Greenland Sea.- Danian Deep-Water (Bathyal) Agglutinated Foraminifera from Bavaria and Their Comparison with Approximately Coeval Agglutinated Assemblages from Senegal and Trinidad.- Paleoecology of Late Cretaceous to Paleocene Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera from the North Atlantic and Western Tethys.- Deep Water Agglutinated Foraminiferal Assemblages from Upper Cretaceous Red Shales of the Magura Nappe / Polish Outer Carpathians.- The Oldest Assemblages of Agglutinated Foraminifers of the Polish Flysch Carpathians.- Faunal Trends and Assemblages of the Northern South China Sea Agglutinated Foraminifera.- Agglutinated Foraminifera in Organic-Rich Neritic Carbonates (Upper Cretaceous, Israel) and Their Use in Identifying Oxygen Levels in Oxygen-Poor Environments.- Agglutinated Foraminifera from the Albian and Cenomanian of Jordan.- Facies Controlled Distribution of Foraminifera in the Jurassic North Sea Basin.- Variations in Estuarine Foraminiferal Biofacies with Diminishing Oxygen Conditions in Drammensfjord, SE Norway..- Seasonality in the Benthic Foraminiferal Community and the Life History of Trochammina Hadai Uchio in Hamana Lake, Japan..- Recent Marsh Foraminifera from the East Coast of South America: Comparison to the Northern Hemisphere.- Estuarine and Marsh Foraminifera from the Lower Cretaceous of the Lusitanian Basin, West Portugal.- Recent Marsh-Type Agglutinated Foraminifera from Inland Salt Springs, Manitoba, Canada.- Biogeographic Distribution of Modern Thecamoebians in a Transect Along the Eastern North American Coast.- Thecamoebians from the Early Cretaceous Deposits of Ruby Creek, Alberta (Canada).- Fossil Thecamoebians: Present Status and Prospects for the Future.- Stratigraphically Important Agglutinated Foraminifera in the Badenian (Miocene M4) of Poland.- Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy and Seismic Sequences - Examples from the Cenozoic of the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin, Arctic Canada.- Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera from the Massignano Section (Ancona, Italy), a Proposed Stratotype for the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary.- Agglutinated Foraminifera, Biostratigraphy and Intraregional Correlation of Upper Cretaceous Deposits of Eastern Urals.- Cretaceous Agglutinated Foraminifera of the UK: A Review.- Agglutinated Foraminiferida from the Albian / Cenomanian Boundary in SE England.- The Application of Middle Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Agglutinated Foraminifera to the Offshore Correlation of Humber Group Sediments in the North Viking Graben.- Agglutinated Foraminiferal Stratigraphy of Middle Jurassic to Basal Cretaceous Shales, Central Spitsbergen..
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