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Devonian Climate, Sea Level and Evolutionary Events / edited by: R. T. Becker, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany ; P. Königshof, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Germany and C. E. Brett, University of Cincinnati, USA.

London : Geological Society of London, 2016.
481 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Geological Society special publication ; no. 423. [More in this series]
  • Geological society special publication ; v. 423
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The geological and palaeontological records of climate change and evolutionary events reflect Earth's widely fluctuating climate systems. Past climates hold the clues to understanding future developments. In this context, research on linked climate, biodiversity and sea-level fluctuations of the Devonian contributes to the general knowledge of deep-time climate dynamics. A fruitful co-operation between the International Geoscience Programme IGCP 596 and the International Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (SDS) addressed the complex succession of climate-linked Devonian global events of varying magnitude. The primary goal of IGCP 596 was to assess mid-Palaeozoic climate changes and their impact on marine and terrestrial biodiversity using an interdisciplinary approach. The focus of SDS includes a revision of the eustatic sea-level curve and the integration of refined chrono- and biostratigraphy with modern chemo-, magneto-, cyclo-, event- and sequence stratigraphy. This enabled the much improved dating and correlation of abiotic perturbations, evolutionary changes, organism and ecosystem ranges. Results by 37 authors are presented in 14 chapters, which cover the entire Devonian.
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