Applied Stratigraphy

  • Eduardo A. M. Koutsoukos

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Evolution of a Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eduardo A. M. Koutsoukos
      Pages 3-19
  3. The Search for Patterns: Ordering the Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Marie-Pierre Aubry, John A. van Couvering
      Pages 23-53
    3. Stanislas Loboziak, José Henrique G. Melo, Maurice Streel
      Pages 73-99
    4. Geoffrey Playford, Rodolfo Dino
      Pages 101-121
    5. Eduardo A. M. Koutsoukos
      Pages 147-161
  4. The Search for Clues: Analyzing and Sequencing the Record

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. René Rodrigues
      Pages 165-178
    3. Laureen Sally Da Rosa Alves, Margot Guerra-Sommer, Tânia Lindner Dutra
      Pages 179-202
    4. David J. Batten, Darrin T. Stead
      Pages 203-226
    5. Hilary Clement Olson, Peter R. Thompson
      Pages 227-247
    6. S. George Pemberton, James A. Maceachern
      Pages 279-300
    7. Martin A. Perlmutter, Nilo C. de Azambuja Filho
      Pages 301-338
    8. Robert W. Jones, Stephen Lowe, Paul Milner, Peter Heavey, Simon Payne, David Ewen
      Pages 339-355
  5. Modelling the Record

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 387-488

About this book


Few, if any, fundamental disciplines in the earth sciences have seen so many dramatic changes and developments as stratigraphy. The discipline has come to be applied progressively, and indispensably, to nearly all branches of the earth sciences, including such endeavors as charting the course and complexities of life evolution through time, understanding how ancient ecosystems developed and operated, and furnishing data pivotal to exploration and exploitation of strategic mineral resources.

This book aims to incorporate major aspects and essential elements underpinning the modern applications and perspectives of stratigraphy. It focuses on traditional and innovative techniques and how these can be utilized in reconstructing the geological history of sedimentary basins and in solving manifold geological problems and phenomena. Each chapter summarizes contributions by leading researchers in the field. It is hoped that this book will provide the reader with key insights into all these aspects and applications.


Carboniferous Devonian Gondwana Permian Pleistocene Silurian Triassic geoscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo A. M. Koutsoukos
    • 1
  1. 1.PETROBRAS-CENPESCidade UniversitáriaRio de Janeiro, RJBrazil

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