Topics in Geobiology

Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene

Editors: Nehm, Ross H., Budd, Ann F. (Eds.)

  • Features comparative studies of evolutionary change in the same well-studied geological context
  • Wide-ranging collection of studies
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Science is supposedly ultimately constrained by the nature of the physical world, meaning that changes in scientific methods and practice are supposed to be away from those with less utility and toward those that are more revealing, useful, and productive of insights into the nature of that world. In practice, however, science is no less susceptible to fads, culture shifts, and pendulum swings than any other realm of human endeavor. This is an especially important feature of science to keep in mind in the present climate of shrinking government funding (at least in prop- tion to the demand) and the resulting susceptibility of individual scientists and entire disciplines to being influenced by the changing priorities of funding agencies (even if, as such agencies maintain, those priorities come ultimately “from the c- munity”). The present volume is in several important respects a testimonial to both the threats and opportunities that such scientific culture swings pose, both for the individual researcher and a wider field. When scientific research in the Dominican Republic Neogene began more than a century ago, paleontology was an essentially descriptive discipline, focused mainly on finding, describing, and documenting the taxa represented in the fossil record, and (especially in invertebrate paleontology) on using these taxa for bi- tratigraphic correlation. Despite the successful integration of paleontology into the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis in the middle of the twentieth century (Simpson, 1944, 1953; Jepsen et al.

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Aus den Rezensionen: “... Der vorliegende Band versteht sich als Zusammenfassung ... soll also zu weiteren Arbeiten ermutigen. ... Einer geschichtlichen Einführung folgt eine sehr detaillierte Darstellung der Geologie und Stratigraphie. Weitere Kapitel behandeln Klimaveränderungen (auf der Basis von Sr/Ca-Isotopen), taphonomische Prozesse am Beispiel von Mollusken, Evolution und Probleme des Artkonzepts in Korallen und Gastropoden, und Veränderung der Faunenzusammensetzung bei Korallen- und Molluskenfaunen. Arbeiten zu Korallen überwiegen ganz klar und werden später hier noch in eigenen Besprechungen gewürdigt. ... Der Band ist reich illustriert ...“ (H. LÖSER, in: Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie. Teil II: Paläontologie, August/2009, Issue 3/4, S. 703 f.)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Palaeobiological Research in the Cibao Valley of the Northern Dominican Republic

    Nehm, Ross H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • An Overview of the Regional Geology and Stratigraphy of the Neogene Deposits of the Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic

    McNeill, Donald F. (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Constraints on Late Miocene Shallow Marine Seasonality for the Central Caribbean Using Oxygen Isotope and Sr/Ca Ratios in a Fossil Coral

    Denniston, Rhawn F. (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • Assessing the Effects of Taphonomic Processes on Palaeobiological Patterns using Turbinid Gastropod Shells and Opercula

    Nehm, Ross H. (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • Early Evolution of the Montastraea “annularis” Species Complex (Anthozoa: Scleractinia): Evidence from the Mio-Pliocene of the Dominican Republic

    Budd, Ann F. (et al.)

    Pages 85-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene
Editors
  • Ross H. Nehm
  • Ann F. Budd
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8215-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8215-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8214-6
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 316
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