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Pacific - Atlantic Mollusc Migration

Pliocene Inter-Ocean Gateway Archives on Tjörnes, North Iceland

Editors: Eiriksson, Jon, Símonarson, Leifur (Eds.)

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  • Enriches understanding of the Tjörnes stratigraphic section in northern Iceland
  • Passes on knowledge of collections of fossils from the Tjörnes sequence, 26 of which have never been recorded before
  • Maximizes reader insights into the migration of pacific marine fauna into the North Atlantic across the Arctic Ocean in Pliocene Time
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This volume sheds new light on the marine fauna and geological setting of the Tjörnes Sequence, North Iceland, which is a classic site for the Pliocene and Pleistocene stratigraphy of the North Atlantic region. Readers will discover descriptions of new data collected by the editors over a period of over three decades on marine faunal assemblages and sedimentology available for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, as well as the tectonic and stratigraphical relationships on Tjörnes Peninsula.

The book includes a comprehensive account of all the collections of marine fossil invertebrate macrofossils and foraminifera known to the editors from the Tjörnes Sequence. It is expected to elucidate sedimentological and faunal changes from relatively stable Pliocene conditions to highly variable and periodically harsh climatic conditions of recurring Quaternary glaciations. The distribution, recent or fossil, of various species is recorded and pertinent ecological and biological features are also discussed. The Tjörnes Sequence records the Neogene migration of Pacific species into the North Atlantic. Researchers in geology, climate science, environmental science and earth science will find this book particularly valuable.

About the authors

Dr. Jón Eiríksson is Research Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. The focus of his research has been the paleooceanography of the Seas north of Iceland, sedimentology and lithostratigraphy, and the geology of Iceland.

Dr. Leifur A. Símonarson is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. The focus of his research has been on the Cainozoic marine invertebrate fauna of Iceland and Greenland, and migration patterns and evolution of selected molluscan groups in the Northern Hemisphere.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • A Brief Resumé of the Geology of Iceland

    Pages 1-11

    Eiríksson, Jón (et al.)

  • The Marine Realm Around Iceland: A Review of Biological Research

    Pages 13-35

    Símonarson, Leifur A. (et al.)

  • The Evolution of the Tjörnes Sedimentary Basin in Relation to the Tjörnes Fracture Zone and the Geological Structure of Iceland

    Pages 37-55

    Eiríksson, Jón (et al.)

  • A Review of the Research History of the Tjörnes Sequence, North Iceland

    Pages 57-91

    Eiríksson, Jón (et al.)

  • Lithostratigraphy of the Tjörnes Sequence in Barmur and Höskuldsvík on the West Coast of Tjörnes, North Iceland

    Pages 93-212

    Eiríksson, Jón (et al.)

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eBook £87.50
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Hardcover £109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pacific - Atlantic Mollusc Migration
Book Subtitle
Pliocene Inter-Ocean Gateway Archives on Tjörnes, North Iceland
Editors
  • Jon Eiriksson
  • Leifur Símonarson
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59663-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59663-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59662-0
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 882
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 205 illustrations in colour
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