Global Events and Event Stratigraphy in the Phanerozoic

Results of the International Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the IGCP-Project 216 “Global Biological Events in Earth History”

  • Otto H. Walliser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Otto H. Walliser
      Pages 1-5
  3. General Themes

    1. Otto H. Walliser
      Pages 7-19
    2. J. John Sepkoski Jr., Carl F. Koch
      Pages 21-34
    3. Jared R. Morrow, Eberhard Schindler, Otto H. Walliser
      Pages 53-61
    4. William T. Holser, Mordeckai Magaritz, Robert L. Ripperdan
      Pages 63-88
  4. Phanerozoic Global Bio-Events

    1. Christopher R. Barnes, Richard A. Fortey, S. Henry Williams
      Pages 139-172
    2. Dimitri Kaljo, Arthur J. Boucot, Richard M. Corfield, Alain Le Herisse, Tatyana N. Koren, Jiri Kriz et al.
      Pages 173-224
    3. Otto H. Walliser
      Pages 225-250
    4. Douglas H. Erwin
      Pages 251-264
    5. Anthony Hallam
      Pages 265-283
    6. Erle G. Kauffman, Malcolm B. Hart
      Pages 285-312
  5. Phanerozoic Global Event-Stratigraphy

    1. Christopher R. Barnes, Anthony Hallam, Dimitri Kaljo, Erle G. Kauffman, Otto H. Walliser
      Pages 319-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-335

About this book


The existence of rapid and even catastrophic turnovers within the Phanerozoic ecosystems has been discussed controversially for more than 170 years. Since 1980 this discussion has become even more intensive after the hypothesis of Alvarez, explaining the end-Cretaceous mass extinction as the result of a huge asteroid impact on the Earth. This theory stimulated several thousand papers and is still controversial. The international research programme on "Global Biological Events in Earth History" attempts to bring the discussion back to the facts by using multidisciplinary investigations of the major Phanerozoic events. The results of an international group of experts are presented giving a wealth of information and a thorough discussion of the causes of the various global events.


Geochemie Geochemistry Geologie Geology Global Change Globale Veränderungen Palaentologie Palaeontology Stratigraphy

Editors and affiliations

  • Otto H. Walliser
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut und Museum für Geologie und PaläontologieGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79636-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79634-0
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