Extinction Events in Earth History

Proceedings of the Project 216: Global Biological Events in Earth History

  • Editors
  • Erle G. Kauffman
  • Otto H. Walliser
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Walliser Otto H.
    Pages 1-3
  3. Kitchell Jennifer A.
    Pages 31-43
  4. Berry William B. N., Wilde Pat, Quinby-Hunt Mary S.
    Pages 115-123
  5. Boucot Arthur J.
    Pages 125-132
  6. Truyóls-Massoni M., Montesinos R., Garcia-Alcalde J. L., Leyva F.
    Pages 133-143
  7. Teichert Curt
    Pages 199-238
  8. Hart Malcolm B., Leary Paul N.
    Pages 325-331
  9. Nichols Douglas J., Fleming R. Farley, Frederiksen Norman O.
    Pages 351-364
  10. Kauffman Erie G., Upchurch Garland R. Jr., Nichols Douglas J.
    Pages 365-392
  11. Agusti J., Moya-Sola S.
    Pages 425-432

About these proceedings


This volume is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of dynamic biological changes through the Phanerozoic which are associated with mass extinction events and similar biotic crises, and their causal mechanisms. In particular, it documents in detail the complex nature of terrestrial and extraterrestrial feedback loops that are associated with many mass extinction intervals. Authors have been asked to represent most of the known mass extinction events through time, and to comment on the complex earthbound or extraterrestrial causes (or both) for global biotic crises. The reader is offered new perspectives of extinction boundaries, a more innovative and diverse approach to causal mechanisms and mass extinction theory, blended views of paleobiologists, oceanographers, geochemists, volcanologists, and sedimentologists by an international cast of authors. No other book on extinction presents such a broad spectrum of data and theories on the subject of mass extinction.


Mass extinction Massenaussterben Oxide Sediment Trias biological events biologische Krisen evolution geography modelling ocean

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52605-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47071-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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