Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology

  • Joachim Reitner
  • Nadia-Valérie Quéric
  • Gernot Arp
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 131)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Aspects and Research History

  3. Stromatolite Formation and Microbial Biomineralisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Brendan P. Burns, Nithya Baburajendran, Joannita Dharmawan
      Pages 91-100
    3. Chiduru Takashima, Tomoyo Okumura, Shin Nishida, Toshihiko Shimamoto, Hiroko Koike, Akihiro Kano
      Pages 123-133
    4. Rolf Warthmann, Crisógono Vasconcelos, Anne Greet Bittermann, Judith A. McKenzie
      Pages 141-149
    5. Dorota Wolicka, Andrzej Borkowski
      Pages 151-160
    6. Concepcion Jimenez-Lopez, Kaoutar Ben Chekroun, F. Jroundi, Manuel Rodríguez-Gallego, Jose Maria Arias, Maria Teresa González-Muñoz
      Pages 161-181
    7. Evgenia Sumina, Vladimir Orleansky, Dmitry Sumin
      Pages 183-185
    8. Eberhard Gischler, Stjepko Golubic, Michael A. Gibson, Wolfgang Oschmann, J. Harold Hudson
      Pages 187-205
  4. Microbial Ecology and Fossil Record

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Christina Heller, Martin Blumenberg, Sebastian Kokoschka, Christoph Wrede, Michael Hoppert, Marco Taviani et al.
      Pages 209-220
    3. Jens Kurz, Klaus Simon, Christine Heim, Joachim Reitner, Nadia–Valérie Quéric, Volker Thiel
      Pages 221-231

About this book


Stromatolites are the most intriguing geobiological structures of the entire earth history since the beginning of the fossil record in the Archaean. Stromatolites and microbialites are interpreted as biosedimentological remains of biofilms and microbial mats. These structures are important environmental and evolutionary archives which give us information about ancient habitats, biodiversity, and evolution of complex benthic ecosystems. However, many geobiological aspects of these structures are still unknown or only poorly understood. The present proceedings highlight the new ideas and information on the formation and environmental setting of stromatolites presented at the occasion of the Kalkowsky Symposium 2008, held in Göttingen, Germany


Geobiology Geomicrobiology Microbial ecology Palaeo-ecology Palaeontology

Authors and affiliations

  • Joachim Reitner
    • 1
  • Nadia-Valérie Quéric
    • 2
  • Gernot Arp
    • 3
  1. 1.Geowissenschaftlichen Zentrums, Abt. GeobiologieUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Geowissenschaftliches ZentrumUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Geowissenschaftliches ZentrumUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-10414-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-10415-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317