Foraminifera: Aspects of Classification, Stratigraphy, Ecology and Evolution


M. Dan Georgescu, PhD (Editor)
Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Series: Marine Biology, Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
BISAC: SCI039000

This book consists of a collection of ten articles covering a variety of modern research topics in foraminiferal classification, stratigraphic distribution, ecology, paleoceanography and evolution. Significant contributions include road-opening studies in the evolutionary occurrence of the group in the Early Jurassic and evolutionary classification of the Cretaceous heterohelicid, planomalinid and globotruncanid planktics. Two general descriptions of the benthic foraminiferal assemblages from the Late Jurassic of Canada and modern sediments of the central Mediterranean Sea further add to the conceptual high density of the volume.

A distinct advance in the biostratigraphy of the benthic foraminifera is the definition of the concept of biosequence, which is crucial for a better integration of the foraminiferal changes in time and space with the sequence stratigraphy concepts. Ecology and oceanography studies in both modern and ancient settings focus, among others, on the changes at the Cretaceous/Cenozoic boundary in the Tethyan Region and modern anoxia influences on the foraminiferal communities of the Black Sea.

The variety of new and well-documented ideas, data and interpretations complement and at the same time challenge the already existing ones. Overall, the volume is of potential high interest for the foraminiferologists involved in both fundamental and applied inland and offshore studies. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Oberhauserellidae (Benthic Foraminifera) Outbursts during the Environmental Perturbations at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary: Palaeoecological Implications
(Marie-Emilie Clémence and Axel Von Hillebrandt, Plymouth University, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 2. Volgian Foraminifera and Biostratigraphy of the Husky Formation, Arctic Slope Region of Northwestern Canada
(M. Dan Georgescu and Willi K. Braun, Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, and others)

Chapter 3. New and Revised Cretaceous (Albian-Campanian) Planktic Foraminifera of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans
(M. Dan Georgescu, Melissa S. Sawyer, Caterina J. Heikkinen and Randall M. Burke, Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada)

Chapter 4. Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera from the Jacob Whitman Bailey Collection (Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University)
(M. Dan Georgescu, Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada)

Chapter 5. Evolutionary Classification of the Globotruncanellid and Abathomphalid Planktic Foraminifera (Late Cretaceous, Late Campanian-Maastrichtian)
(M. Dan Georgescu and Melissa S. Sawyer, Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada)

Chapter 6. Biostratigraphical, Paleoecological and Evolutionary Significance of Guembelitria  (Planktic Foraminifera) across the K/Pg Boundary in the Atlantic and Tethyan Realms
(Njoud Gallala, Université Ez-zitouna, Institut Supérieur de Théologie de Tunis, Département de Civilisation, Tunis, Tunisia)

Chapter 7. Eocene-Oligocene Planktic Foraminifera of the West African Margin in Casamance: Biostratigraphy and Paleoecology
(Malick Thiam, Department of Geology, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal)

Chapter 8. Planktic Foraminifera throughout the Pleistocene: From Cell to Populations to Past Marine Hydrology
(Frédérique Eynaud, Linda Rossignol and Marie-Camille Gasparotto, EPOC (Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques), Université Bordeaux I, Talence, France)
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Chapter 9. Soft-Walled Foraminifera under Normoxia/Hypoxia Conditions in the Shallow Areas of the Black Sea
(N.G. Sergeeva and O.V. Anikeeva, Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS Ukraine, Sevastopol, Ukraine)

Chapter 10. Classification and Taxonomy of Modern Benthic Shelf Foraminifera of the Central Mediterranean Sea
(Antonio Caruso and Claudia Cosentino, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare (DISTEM), Università di Palermo, Italy)

Index of Species, Lineages and Genera


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