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Numerical Methods for Bonebed Analysis

Richard W. Blob and Catherine Badgley

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses several kinds of quantitative analysis of bonebed assemblages in relation to particular research questions, first reviewing protocols for counting specimens recovered from ... More


From Paleoecology to Paleobiology

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter argues that a crucial prerequisite to the modern paleobiological synthesis is the development and refinement of the field of paleoecology. Paleoecology itself is not a new field; ... More


Two Visions of the Earth

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of modern geology. This theory, which holds that the major features of the earth’s surface are created by horizontal motions of the continents, has been ... More


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