Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology by Joachim ReitnerAdvances in Stromatolite Geobiology by Joachim Reitner

Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology

byJoachim Reitner, Nadia-Valérie Quéric, Gernot Arp

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Stromatolites are the most intriguing geobiological structures of the entire earth history since the beginning of the fossil record in the Archaean. Stromatolites and microbialites are interpreted as biosedimentological remains of biofilms and microbial mats. These structures are important environmental and evolutionary archives which give us information about ancient habitats, biodiversity, and evolution of complex benthic ecosystems. However, many geobiological aspects of these structures are still unknown or only poorly understood. The present proceedings highlight the new ideas and information on the formation and environmental setting of stromatolites presented at the occasion of the Kalkowsky Symposium 2008, held in Göttingen, Germany.

Joachim Reitner: Professor (chair) for Paleontology and Geobiology, director of the Department of Geobiology and the Courant Research Centre of Geobiology at the University of Göttingen. Awardee of the DFG G.W.-Leibniz award and ordinary member of the Göttingen Academy of Science. Coordinator of the DFG research unit 571 "Geobiology of...
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Title:Advances in Stromatolite GeobiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pagesPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Advances in Geobiology of Stromatolite Formation

Proceedings of the Kalkowsky Symposium held in Göttingen 2008

Reitner, Joachim, Queric, Nadia-Valerie & Arp, Gernot (eds.)

Foreword

Introduction

Stromatolite Formation

Baburajendran et al

Molecular approaches to studying living stromatolites

Meister et al

Magnesium Inhibition controls Spherical Carbonate Precipitation in Ultrabasic Springwater (Cedars, California) and Culture Experiments

Guido et al.

Could Rare earth Element patterns discriminate between biotic and abiotic mineralization?

Sumina, E.L. et al.

Stromatolites: "Skeleton" and "soft body"

Takashima C. et al

Microbial control to lamina formation in a travertine at Crystal Geyser, Utah

Warthmann, R. et al.

The role of purple sulfur bacteria in carbonate precipitation of modern and

possible Early Precambrian stromatolites

Wolicka, D. & Andrzej Borkowski, A.

Biogeochemistry of CaCO3 precipitation under sulphate-reduction conditions

Microbial Ecology

Babel et al

Gypsum microbialite domes shaped by brine currents from the Badenian evaporites of

western Ukraine

Heller et al

Microbial ecology and biomarkers of Mud Volcanoes of Nirano (Northern Italy)

Rodríguez-Martínez, M. et al

Tolyppammina gregaria-Frutexites assemblage and ferromanganese crusts: a coupled nutrient-metal interplay in the Carnian sedimentary condensed record of Hallstatt Facies (Austria)

Radtke, G. & Golubic, S.

Microbial euendolithic assemblages and microborings in intertidal and shallow marine habitats

Reolid, M.

Interactions between microbes and siliceous sponges from Upper Jurassic buildups of External Prebetic (SE Spain)

Schmidt, A. et al

Microbial pattern in amber

Delecat et al.

Microbial recovery after Triassic/Jurassic extinction on the Steinplatte-Reef (Austria)

Microbial Biomineralisation

Jiménez-Lopez, et al.

Myxococcus Xanthus colony calcification: a study to better understand the processes involved in the formation of this stromatolite-like structure

Kurz et al

Trace element and biomarker signatures in iron-precipitating microbial mats from the tunnel

of Äspö (Sweden)

Fossil Record

Adachi et al

Lower Ordovician stromatolites from the Anhui Province of South China: construction and geobiological significance

Kranendonk Van, Martin J.

Morphology as an indictor of biogenicity for 3.5-3.2 Ga fossil stromatolites from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Bouougri, et al

Sedimentology and palaeoecology of Ernietta-bearing Ediacaran deposits in Southern Namibia: Implications for infaunal vendobiont communities

Porada et al

Ediacaran biolamintes from southern Namibia

Reitner et al.

Cloudina-thrombolites from the Zaris Mountains (Southern Namibia)

Serezhnikova E. A.

microbial binding as a probable cause of Taphonomic variability of Vendian fossils: carbonate casting?

Future Aspects.