Paleoecology of Ancient Environments

The application of paleoecological principles and theory to the analysis of ancient environments. The distribution of major ecosystems in time and space: paleobiogeography of the Phanerozoic. Terrestrial paleoecosystems: fossil faunas and floras of upland to lowland environments, equatorial and polar latitudes; lacustrine and fluvial settings. Coastal paleoenvironments: estuaries, deltas, supratidal and intratidal settings. Marine paleoenvironments: shelf settings, siliciclastic and carbonate, the slope, reefs. The deep sea and its fossil record: refugia during mass extinctions. cr 3

Earth Sciences