• Alfred Traverse

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 705-772

About this book


Paleopalynology, second edition, provides profusely illustrated treatment of fossil palynomorphs, including spores, pollen, dinoflagellate cysts, acritarchs, chitinozoans, scolecodonts, and various microscopic fungal and algal dispersal bodies. The book serves both as a student text and general reference work. Palynomorphs yield information about age, geological and biological environment, climate during deposition, and other significant factors about the enclosing rocks.

Extant spores and pollen are treated first, preparing the student for more difficult work with fossil sporomorphs and other kinds of palynomorphs. Recognizing that palynomorphs occur together in rocks because of chemical robustness and stratigraphic distribution, not biological relationship, the central sections are organized stratigraphically. Among many other topics presented are the sedimentation and geothermal alteration of palynomorphs, and palynofacies analysis. An appendix describes laboratory methods. The glossary, bibliographies and index are useful tools for study of the literature.


Flora Palaeoecology Sediment Sedimentation Seed Spore Taphonomy ecology evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfred Traverse
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  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park (State College)USA

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