Volume 36 2011

Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life

Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems

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ISBN: 978-94-007-0679-8 (Print) 978-94-007-0680-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Numerical Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-21

      Ordination Methods and the Evaluation of Ediacaran Communities

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      Pages 23-48

      Exploratory Multivariate Techniques and Their Utility for Understanding Ancient Ecosystems

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      Pages 49-71

      Morphometrics in the Study of Ediacaran Fossil Forms

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      Pages 73-109

      Analyzing Predation from the Dawn of the Phanerozoic

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      Pages 111-133

      Ecospace Utilization During the Ediacaran Radiation and the Cambrian Eco-explosion

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      Pages 135-160

      Quantifying Bioturbation in Ediacaran and Cambrian Rocks

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      Pages 161-183

      Assessing the Role of Skeletons in Early Paleozoic Carbonate Production: Insights from Cambro-Ordovician Strata, Western Newfoundland

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      Pages 185-220

      Exploring the Ecological Dynamics of Extinction

  3. Technological Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221

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      Pages 223-240

      Fossils with Little Relief: Using Lasers to Conserve, Image, and Analyze the Ediacara Biota

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      Pages 241-270

      Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy and Raman (and Fluorescence) Spectroscopic Imagery of Permineralized Cambrian and Neoproterozoic Fossils

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      Pages 271-299

      X-Ray Microanalysis of Burgess Shale and Similarly Preserved Fossils

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      Pages 301-320

      Ultrastructural Approaches to the Microfossil Record: Assessing Biological Affinities by Use of Transmission Electron Microscopy

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      Pages 321-354

      Paleobiological Applications of Focused Ion Beam Electron Microscopy (FIB-EM): An Ultrastructural Approach to the (Micro)Fossil Record

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      Pages 355-401

      Reconstructing Deep-Time Biology with Molecular Fossils

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      Pages 403-450

      Carbon and Sulfur Stable Isotopic Systems and Their Application in Paleoenvironmental Analysis

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 451-462