Aims & Scope Topics in Geobiology Book Series 32Taphonomy: Process and Bias Through Time [2ed.]9048186420, 9789048186433, 9789048186426

Author : Peter A. Allison, David J. Bottjer (auth.), Peter A. Allison, David J. Bottjer (eds.)
Description:Taphonomic bias is a pervasive feature of the fossil record. A pressing concern, however, is the extent to which taphonomic processes have varied through the ages. It is one thing to work with a biased data set and quite another to work with a bias that has changed with time. This book includes work from both new and established researchers who are using laboratory, field and data-base techniques to characterise and quantify the temporal and spatial variation in taphonomic bias. It may not provide all the answers but it will at least shed light on the right questions.
Categories: Biology Biophysics
Year :2011
Publisher : Springer Netherlands
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 600[612]
File Info : pdf 27 Mb