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Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera

BouDagher-Fadel, MK; (2015) Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera. (Updated Second ed.). UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The role of fossil planktonic foraminifera as markers for biostratigraphical zonation and correlation underpins most drilling of marine sedimentary sequences and is key to hydrocarbon exploration. Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes and provides an improved correlation reflecting regional biogeographies. It presents a comprehensive analysis of existing data on fossil planktonic foraminifera genera and their phylogenetic evolution in time and space. Coverage includes presentation and discussion of rarely studied thin sections of planktonic foraminifera, allowing for new developments in dating planktonic foraminifera in carbonates and expanding their usefulness in hydrocarbon exploration.

Type: Book
Title: Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera
ISBN: 9781910634264
ISBN-13: 9781910634264
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634257
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.14324/111.9781910634257
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel, 2015. Images © Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel and copyright owners named in the captions, 2015. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.
Keywords: Geology, Basin analyses, Palaeontology, Planktonic Foraminifera
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Research
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1404017
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