Impact Studies

Biological Processes Associated with Impact Events

Editors: Cockell, Charles, Koeberl, Christian, Gilmour, Iain (Eds.)

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The biological effects of asteroid and comet impacts have been widely viewed as primarily destructive. The role of an impactor in the K/T boundary extinctions has had a particularly important influence on thinking concerning the role of impacts in ecological and biological changes. th During the 10 and final workshop of the ESF IMPACT program during March 2003, we sought to investigate the wider aspects of the involvement of impact events in biological processes, including the beneficial role of these events from the prebiotic through to the ecosystem level. The ESF IMPACT programme (1998-2003) was an interdisciplinary effort that is aimed at understanding impact processes and their effects on the Earth environment, including environmental, geological and biological changes. The IMPACT programme has 15 member states and the activities of the programme range from workshops to short courses on topics such as impact stratigraphy, shock metamorphism, etc. The program has also awarded mobility grants and been involved in the development of teaching aids and numerous publications, including this one.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Bacterial Spores Survive Simulated Meteorite Impact

    Gerda Horneck

    Pages 41-53

  • Impact-Generated Hydrothermal System — Constraints from the Large Paleoproterozoic Sudbury Crater, Canada

    Doreen E. Ames, Ian R. Jonasson, Harold L. Gibson, et al.

    Pages 55-100

  • Unravelling the Cretaceous-Paleogene (KT) Turnover, Evidence from Flora, Fauna and Geology

    Adriana Ocampo, Vivi Vajda, Eric Buffetaut

    Pages 197-219

  • New Evidence for Impact from the Suvasvesi South Structure, Central East Finland

    Fabio Donadini, Jüri Plado, Stephanie C. Werner, Johanna Salminen, Lauri J. Pesonen, Martti Lehtinen

    Pages 287-307

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Processes Associated with Impact Events
Editors
  • Charles Cockell
  • Christian Koeberl
  • Iain Gilmour
Series Title
Impact Studies
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-25736-3
DOI
10.1007/b135965
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25735-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06515-6
Series ISSN
1612-8338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 376
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