The Gulf of Aqaba

Ecological Micropaleontology

  • Zeev Reiss
  • Lukas Hottinger

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 1-8
  3. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 9-18
  4. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 19-32
  5. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 33-88
  6. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 89-138
  7. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 139-202
  8. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 203-284
  9. Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger
    Pages 285-319
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 321-356

About this book

Introduction

The reconstruction of ancient marine environments is an important task of the Earth Sciences, of great interest to geology, pure and applied, to oceanography and climatology, as well as to such fields as ecology and evolution. In principle, such reconstructions are based on the actualistic approach of "the present is the key to the past." Since the deciphering of past environmental changes, either nat­ ural or man-made, has considerable bearing on planning, the past may provide a key to the future. Paleoenvironmental interpretations in the marine realm are based to a great extent on assemblages of fossils recovered from ancient sediments in outcrops and from land-based or submarine drillings. Observable lateral sequences of assemblages in contemporaneous strata, the known or assumed functional or adaptive significance of preserved skeletal struc­ tures, as well as their evolution through time and space, provide by themselves indications of ancient environmental settings. In some cases even present-day eco­ logical considerations may be derived from analysis of fossils.

Keywords

Ocean Oceanography ecology environment geoscience marine

Authors and affiliations

  • Zeev Reiss
    • 1
  • Lukas Hottinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Geologisch-paläontologisches Institut der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69787-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69789-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69787-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
  • About this book