Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms

Lessons from the Living

  • Daniel I. Hembree
  • Brian F. Platt
  • Jon J. Smith

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Functional Morphology

  3. Taphonomy and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kristen L. Myshrall, Christophe Dupraz, Pieter T. Visscher
      Pages 111-142
    3. John-Paul Zonneveld, Murray K. Gingras, Cheryl A. Hodgson, Luke P. McHugh, Reed A. Myers, Jesse A. Schoengut et al.
      Pages 169-194
    4. Murray K. Gingras, John-Paul Zonneveld, Kurt O. Konhauser
      Pages 195-206
  4. Organism-Substrate Interaction

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 419-420

About this book


Paleontologists and geologists struggle with research questions often complicated by the loss or even absence of key paleobiological and paleoenvironmental information. Insight into this missing data can be gained through direct exploration of analogous living organisms and modern environments. Creative, experimental, and interdisciplinary treatments of such ancient-Earth analogs form the basis of this volume. It unites a diverse range of expert paleontologists, neontologists, and geologists presenting case studies that cover a spectrum of topics, including functional morphology, taphonomy, environments, and organism-substrate interactions.


Functional Morphology Ichnology Modern Analogs Paleoenvironment Taphonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel I. Hembree
    • 1
  • Brian F. Platt
    • 2
  • Jon J. Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geology and Geological EngineeringUniversity of MississippiOxfordUSA
  3. 3.Stratigraphic Research SectionKansas Geological SurveyLawrenceUSA

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