Erlangen Earth Conference Series

Current Developments in Bioerosion

Editors: Wisshak, Max, Tapanila, Leif (Eds.)

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  • Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective of how bioerosional processes affect the huge variety of biological and geological systems, both past and present

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A little more than forty years has past since the concept of bioerosion was formally recognised as the biological erosion of hard materials. In that time, it has become apparent from the literature that bioerosional processes affect a wide range of biological and geological systems that cross many disciplines among the sciences. This book is dedicated to crossing those traditional disciplinary boundaries to present a united and current perspective on the pattern and process of bioerosion.

The book opens with papers on the evolutionary significance of bioerosion, and subsequently ventures out to explore the remarkable diversity of bioerosive biota. From microboring bacteria to grazing echinoids, the studies use a variety of techniques ranging from field observations to sophisticated micro-computed tomography to investigate the ecological and environmental role of these organisms, including symbiotic interactions and alteration of non-carbonate substrates. The book concludes with a primer on the bioerosion bibliography website.

A diverse set of two dozen articles, including case studies and extensive reviews, highlight many aspects of the growing discipline of bioerosion research, from the early Palaeozoic to the present, from the Tropics to the Arctic, and from terrestrial environments to the deep-sea.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • The endolithic guild: an ecological framework for residential cavities in hard substrates

    Pages 3-20

    Tapanila, Leif

  • Evolutionary implications of an exceptionally preserved Carboniferous microboring assemblage in the Buckhorn Asphalt lagerstätte (Oklahoma, USA)

    Pages 21-54

    Wisshak, Max (et al.)

  • Enigmatic organisms preserved in early Ordovician macroborings, western Utah, USA

    Pages 55-64

    Benner, Jacob S. (et al.)

  • The boring microflora in modern coral reef ecosystems: a review of its roles

    Pages 67-94

    Tribollet, Aline

  • The trace Rhopalia clavigera isp. n. reflects the development of its maker Eugomontia sacculata Kornmann, 1960

    Pages 95-108

    Golubic, Stjepko (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Developments in Bioerosion
Editors
  • Max Wisshak
  • Leif Tapanila
Series Title
Erlangen Earth Conference Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77598-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77598-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77597-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09633-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 499
Number of Illustrations
134 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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