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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Reitner, Joachim.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Quéric, Nadia-Valérie.
Arp, Gernot.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH343.4
ISBN 9783642104152
Subjects Geography. ; Life sciences. ; Microbial ecology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10415-2
Collation XII, 560 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
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