Springer Theses

Biodiversity and Evolutionary Ecology of Extinct Organisms

Authors: Bose, Rituparna

  • Nominated for the Springer Theses Prize by Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  • State of the art in quantitative paleobiology
  • Contains cutting-edge research in evolutionary ecology
  • Evaluates diversity estimates from deep time that can help with predicting future biodiversities
  • Points out the significance of fossilized remains for creating energy from unsustainable fossil fuels
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About this book

Increasing rate of species extinction in the present day will lead to a huge biodiversity crisis; eventually, this will lead to the paucity of non-renewable resources of energy making our Earth unsustainable in future. To save our mother planet from this crisis, studies need to be performed to discover abundant new fossil sites on Earth for continued access to oil-rich locations. Most importantly, a holistic approach is necessary in solving the present problem of biodiversity loss. This book presents newly developed quantitative models in understanding the biodiversity, evolution and ecology of extinct organisms. This will assist future earth scientists in understanding the natural and anthropogenic causes behind biodiversity crisis and ecosystem collapse. In addition, this study would be of great interest to exploration geologists and geophysicists in potentially unraveling natural resources from our sustainable Earth.

About the authors

Dr. Rituparna Bose (M.S., PhD) is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the City College of New York. 

Dr. Bose obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Calcutta, India and authored a thesis paper in environmental geology (coastal management). She came to United States in 2004 to pursue higher studies. During the course of her graduate studies at Bowling Green State University and Indiana University at Bloomington, she was the primary author in multiple high-impact peer-reviewed publications. Here she was awarded the Indiana University Dissertation Year Research Fellowship which is given to the best doctoral students of the university. Her work with Dr. Margaret Yacobucci and Dr. David Polly culminated in major findings in evaluating the evolution and determining the biodiversity of extinct organisms. As a result of her findings which have profound implications in bio-conservation, she won major national awards like the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant (American Museum of Natural History) and Schuchert and Dunbar Grant (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History). Additionally, BP Global Energy Group funded her to present these findings at North American Paleontology Convention (NAPC) by the prestigious NAPC Travel Award.

 

Dr. Bose continues to pursue both her teaching and research career. Her research interests lie in applications of quantitative algorithms to study evolutionary biology, micropaleontology, disaster management studies and other applied geological sciences. In addition, she teaches courses in Physical Geology, Earth System Science, Environmental Geology, Natural Disasters and Historical Geology.

Reviews

“The BOSE’s book is enriching, and it provides a lot of matter for further thoughts. … this book is a new word in palaeontology. …  BOSE’s book presents many ‘fresh’ ideas and stimulates further research in palaebiology. It also stresses the importance of brachiopods for the understanding of the mid-Palaeozoic evolution of life in the sea. The reviewer tends to recommend this book strongly to all brachiopodologists, palaeobiologists, and specialists working with the Middle Palaeozoic ecosystems.” (Dmitry A. Ruban, Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Issue 1-2, 2014)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • A Geometric Morphometric Approach in Assessing Paleontological Problems in Atrypid Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Evolution and Ecology

    Bose, Rituparna

    Pages 1-9

  • Testing the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Eastern North American Atrypid Brachiopods: A Geometric Morphometric Approach

    Bose, Rituparna

    Pages 11-40

  • Morphological Evolution in an Atrypid Brachiopod Lineage from the Middle Devonian Traverse Group of Michigan, USA: A Geometric Morphometric Approach

    Bose, Rituparna

    Pages 41-62

  • Morphological Shape, Episkeletobiont Analysis, and Life Orientation Study in Pseudoatrypa cf. lineata (Brachiopoda) from the Lower Genshaw Formation of the Middle Devonian Traverse Group, Michigan: A Geometric Morphometric Approach

    Bose, Rituparna

    Pages 63-95

  • Success of Geometric Morphometrics in Deducing Morphological Shape Change Patterns in Paleozoic Atrypids

    Bose, Rituparna

    Pages 97-100

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31721-7
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44059-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Ecology of Extinct Organisms
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31721-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31721-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31720-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44059-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 102
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