Geobiology: Objectives, Concepts, Perspectives

Geobiology: Objectives, Concepts, Perspectives

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Geobiology is an exciting and rapidly developing research discipline that opens new perspectives in understanding Earth as a system. To determine and to exploit its possibilities, this promising scientific field will benefit from a discussion of its definition as a research discipline, its objectives, and its methodological approaches. Such a spirited discussion is the goal of the book qGeobiology: Objectives, Concepts, Perspectivesq. Geobiology touches various subdisciplines of geology and biology in many ways. The book will serve biogeochemists, paleontologists, biomineralogists, microbiologists and many others as a forum to determine future directions of geobiological research. The book includes a section on the concept of geobiological studies, which combines the parent disciplines biology and geology. Several case studies describe geobiological investigations that serve to understand Earth in the present and past. The case studies give an overview of the general understanding of geobiology and lead the reader towards the current hot topics in this rising scientific discipline. * New definition of the rising scientific discipline qgeobiologyq * Overview into the broad spectrum of geobiological topics * Insight into hot topics of current geobiological researchUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, United States Received 7 July 2003; accepted 29 October 2004 ... Taphonomy; Microbe; Eukaryote; Precambrian * Tel.:+1213 740 6100; fax: +1 213 740 8801. E-mail address:anbsp;...

Title:Geobiology: Objectives, Concepts, Perspectives
Author: N. Noffke
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02

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