Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems by Marc LaflammeQuantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems by Marc Laflamme

Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and…

byMarc LaflammeEditorJames D. Schiffbauer, Stephen Q. Dornbos

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This volume provides a detailed description of a wide range of numerical, statistical or modeling techniques and novel instrumentation separated into individual chapters written by paleontologists with expertise in the given methodology. Each chapter outlines the strengths and limitations of specific numerical or technological approaches, and ultimately applies the chosen method to a real fossil dataset or sample type. A unifying theme throughout the book is the evaluation of fossils during the prologue and epilogue of one of the most exciting events in Earth History: the Cambrian radiation.
Title:Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pagesPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400735472

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PART I: NUMERICAL METHODS1. Ordination methods and the evaluation of Ediacaran communities Matthew E. Clapham. 2. Exploratory Multivariate Techniques and their Utility for Understanding Ancient Ecosystems John W. Huntley 3. Morphometrics in the Study of Ediacaran Fossil Forms Marc Laflamme and Michelle M. Casey. 4. Analyzing Predation from the Dawn of the Phanerozoic Lindsey R. Leighton 5. Ecospace Utilization during the Ediacaran Radiation and the Cambrian Eco-plosion Andrew M. Bush, Richard K. Bambach, and Douglas H. Erwin6. Quantifying Bioturbation in Ediacaran and Cambrian Rocks Katherine N. Marenco and David J. Bottjer7. Assessing the role of skeletons in Early Paleozoic carbonate production: Insights from Cambro-Ordovician strata, western Newfoundland Sara B. Pruss and Hannah Clemente8. Exploring the Ecological Dynamics of ExtinctionAmelinda E. Webb and Lindsey R. Leighton9. Fossils with Little Relief - Using Lasers to Conserve, Image, and Analyse the Ediacara biota Jonathan B. Antcliffe and Martin D. Brasier PART II: TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES10. Confocal laser scanning microscopy and Raman (and fluorescence) spectroscopic imagery of permineralized Cambrian and Neoproterozoic fossils J. William Schopf and Anatoliy B. Kudryavtsev11. X-ray microanalysis of Burgess Shale and similarly preserved fossils Patrick J. Orr and Stuart Kearns12. Ultrastructural Approaches to the Microfossil Record: Assessing Biological Affinities by use of Transmission Electron MicroscopySebastian Willman and Phoebe A. Cohen13. Paleobiological applications of focused ion beam electron microscopy (FIB-EM): An ultrastructural approach to the (micro)fossil record James D. Schiffbauer and Shuhai Xiao14. Reconstructing deep-time biology with molecular fossils Christian Hallmann, Amy Kelly, S. Neal Gupta, and Roger E. Summons15. Carbon and Sulfur Stable Isotopic Systems and Their Application in Paleoenvironmental AnalysisKathleen A. McFadden and Amy E. Kelly1. Ordination methods and the evaluation of Ediacaran communities Matthew E. Clapham. 2. Exploratory Multivariate Techniques and their Utility for Understanding Ancient Ecosystems John W. Huntley 3. Morphometrics in the Study of Ediacaran Fossil Forms Marc Laflamme and Michelle M. Casey. 4. Analyzing Predation from the Dawn of the Phanerozoic Lindsey R. Leighton 5. Ecospace Utilization during the Ediacaran Radiation and the Cambrian Eco-plosion Andrew M. Bush, Richard K. Bambach, and Douglas H. Erwin6. Quantifying Bioturbation in Ediacaran and Cambrian Rocks Katherine N. Marenco and David J. Bottjer7. Assessing the role of skeletons in Early Paleozoic carbonate production: Insights from Cambro-Ordovician strata, western Newfoundland Sara B. Pruss and Hannah Clemente8. Exploring the Ecological Dynamics of ExtinctionAmelinda E. Webb and Lindsey R. Leighton9. Fossils with Little Relief - Using Lasers to Conserve, Image, and Analyse the Ediacara biota Jonathan B. Antcliffe and Martin D. Brasier PART II: TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES10. Confocal laser scanning microscopy and Raman (and fluorescence) spectroscopic imagery of permineralized Cambrian and Neoproterozoic fossils J. William Schopf and Anatoliy B. Kudryavtsev11. X-ray microanalysis of Burgess Shale and similarly preserved fossils Patrick J. Orr and Stuart Kearns12. Ultrastructural Approaches to the Microfossil Record: Assessing Biological Affinities by use of Transmission Electron MicroscopySebastian Willman and Phoebe A. Cohen13. Paleobiological applications of focused ion beam electron microscopy (FIB-EM): An ultrastructural approach to the (micro)fossil record James D. Schiffbauer and Shuhai Xiao14. Reconstructing deep-time biology with molecular fossils Christian Hallmann, Amy Kelly, S. Neal Gupta, and Roger E. Summons15. Carbon and Sulfur Stable Isotopic Systems and Their Application in Paleoenvironmental AnalysisKathleen A. McFadden and Amy E. Kelly