Paleontology in ecology and conservation

Paleontology in ecology and conservation. Edited by Julien Louys Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2012. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25038-5


Title Paleontology in ecology and conservation
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication year 2012
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25038-5
Series Springer Earth System Sciences
ISBN 9783642250378
Language eng
Editor Julien Louys
Abstract/Summary The fossil record contains unique long-term insights into how ecosystems form and function which cannot be determined simply by examining modern systems. It also provides a record of endangered species through time, which allow us to make conservation decisions based on thousands to millions of years of information. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how palaeontological data has been or could be incorporated into ecological or conservation scientific studies. This book will be written by palaeontologists for modern ecologists and conservation scientists. Manuscripts will fall into one (or a combination) of four broad categories: case studies, review articles, practical considerations and future directions. This book will serve as both a ‘how to guide’ and provide the current state of knowledge for this type of research. It will highlight the unique and critical insights that can be gained by the inclusion of palaeontological data into modern ecological or conservation studies.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Earth Sciences Papers
 
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