Synopses & Reviews
This collection of papers covers a wide time span, ranging from the Late Devonian mass extinction to the Tuguska event in 1908. The focus is on impact processes affecting the Earth system and consequently biodiversity of ecosystems. Some theoretical papers on impact models are also included. The book is of value to geologists, paleontologists, biologists and astrobiologists.
Table of Contents
Ostracods Prove that the Frasnian/Famennian Boundary Mass Extinction was a Major and Abrupt Crisis.- Lateral Variations in End-Permian Organic Matter.- Stable-Isotope and Trace Element Stratigraphy of the Jurassic/Cretaceous Boundary.- Phytoplankton Blooms in the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary Beds of the Barents Sea.- A Geographic Database Approach to the KT Boundary.- Effects of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Event on Bony Fishes.- K/T Impact Remains in an Ammonite from the Uppermost Maastrichtian of Bidart Section.- Petrographic and Geochemical Studies in the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary.- Effects of Bioturbation through the Late Eocene Impactoclastic Layer.- The Ries and Steinheim Meteorite Impacts and their Effect on Environmental Conditions in Time and Space.- Radiation Effects of the Chicxulub Impact Event.- Extraterrestrial Material Deposition after Impacts into Continental and Oceanic Sites.- Petrophysics Hints at Unexplored Impact Physics.