Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology

Authors: Reitner, Joachim, Quéric, Nadia-Valérie, Arp, Gernot

  • Unique in its kind as this book focuses on geobiological structure , in particular stromatolites and microbialites
  • Provides access to ancient habitats and biodiversity
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Stromatolites are the most intriguing geobiological structures of the entire earth history since the beginning of the fossil record in the Archaean. Stromatolites and microbialites are interpreted as biosedimentological remains of biofilms and microbial mats. These structures are important environmental and evolutionary archives which give us information about ancient habitats, biodiversity, and evolution of complex benthic ecosystems. However, many geobiological aspects of these structures are still unknown or only poorly understood. The present proceedings highlight the new ideas and information on the formation and environmental setting of stromatolites presented at the occasion of the Kalkowsky Symposium 2008, held in Göttingen, Germany

About the authors

Joachim Reitner: Professor (chair) for Paleontology and Geobiology, director of the Department of Geobiology and the Courant Research Centre of Geobiology at the University of Göttingen. Awardee of the DFG G.W.-Leibniz award and ordinary member of the Göttingen Academy of Science. Coordinator of the DFG research unit 571 "Geobiology of Organo- and Biofilms"

Nadia-Valérie Quéric:PhD in microbial ecology of deep marine sediments at the University of Bremen. Research assistant for geomicrobiology at the Department of Geobiology of the University of Göttingen.

Gernot Arp:PhD in paleontology and geobiology of ancient microbial systems at the University of Göttingen. Research associate for paleontology and geomicrobiology at the Department of Geobiology of the University of Göttingen. Associate coordinator of the DFG research unit 571 "Geobiology of Organo- and Biofilms".

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Founding of the Term ‘Stromatolite’: Ernst Louis Kalkowsky (1851–1938) and His Early Stromatolite Research

    Gehler, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Kalkowsky’s Stromatolites and Oolites (Lower Buntsandstein, Northern Germany)

    Paul, Josef (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • The Nature of Stromatolites: 3,500 Million Years of History and a Century of Research

    Riding, Robert

    Pages 29-74

  • Modern Marine Stromatolites of Little Darby Island, Exuma Archipelago, Bahamas: Environmental Setting, Accretion Mechanisms and Role of Euendoliths

    Reid, R. Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 77-89

  • Molecular Approaches to Studying Living Stromatolites

    Burns, Brendan P. (et al.)

    Pages 91-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
131
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-10415-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-10415-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-10414-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26554-9
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 560
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