Topics in Geobiology

Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms

Lessons from the Living

Editors: Hembree, Daniel I., Platt, Brian F., Smith, Jon J. (Eds.)

  • Unifies an array of diverse topics in geobiology through the shared approach of using the present as the key to the past
  • Tackles intriguing paleontological questions through creative, tangible, real-world experiments with modern analogous organisms and environments
  • Represents advances in multiple paleontological and sedimentological fields and provides those familiar with the subject with new results and unique perspectives
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About this book

Paleontologists and geologists struggle with research questions often complicated by the loss or even absence of key paleobiological and paleoenvironmental information. Insight into this missing data can be gained through direct exploration of analogous living organisms and modern environments. Creative, experimental and interdisciplinary treatments of such ancient-Earth analogs form the basis of Lessons from the Living. This volume unites a diverse range of expert paleontologists, neontologists and geologists presenting case studies that cover a spectrum of topics, including functional morphology, taphonomy, environments and organism-substrate interactions.

About the authors

Daniel I. Hembree, Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University; PhD University of Kansas 2005.

Brian F. Platt, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of Mississippi; PhD University of Kansas 2012.

Jon J. Smith, Assistant Scientist, Stratigraphic Research Group, Kansas Geological Survey; PhD University of Kansas 2007.

Reviews

“This edited volume consists of 17 chapters organized into three parts: functional morphology, taphonomy and environment, and organism-substrate interaction. … This volume will be of particular use for graduate students and those teaching graduate-level methods courses, where one can examine and compare numerous experimental designs and analytical techniques. … there is much to recommend in this comprehensive and well-written volume for the student and professional paleobiologist … .” (Christopher R. Noto, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 91 (3), September, 2016)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Crinoids Aweigh: Experimental Biomechanics of Ancyrocrinus Holdfasts

    Plotnick, Roy E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Ultra-elongate Freshwater Pearly Mussels (Unionida): Roles for Function and Constraint in Multiple Morphologic Convergences with Marine Taxa

    Anderson, Laurie C.

    Pages 21-47

  • Relationships of Internal Shell Features to Chemosymbiosis, Life Position, and Geometric Constraints Within the Lucinidae (Bivalvia)

    Anderson, Laurie C.

    Pages 49-72

  • Modern Analogs for the Study of Eurypterid Paleobiology

    Brandt, Danita S. (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

  • New Applications for Constrained Ordination: Reconstructing Feeding Behaviors in Fossil Remingtonocetinae (Cetacea: Mammalia)

    Noelle Cooper, Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 89-107

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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Softcover $229.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0325-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the Living
Editors
  • Daniel I. Hembree
  • Brian F. Platt
  • Jon J. Smith
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8721-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8721-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8720-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0325-1
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
85 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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