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Ostracoda are microcrustaceans which are extremely useful indicator-organisms in petroleum, coal and aquifer exploration and for environmental impact studies. They live in all types of aquatic habitats and are common microfossils in all sediments, including marine, estuarine and freshwater deposits as well as shallow and deep water facies. The group ranges in geological age from Cambrian to recent. The International Symposia on Ostracoda serve to underline the variety of applications for these useful microorganisms. This book is the 11th in a series produced from the Symposia. It has 48 papers and 35 abstracts and is arranged thematically for Earth Sciences (Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, Statistics) and Life Sciences (Genetics, Microchemistry, Limnology, Shallow Marine, Oceanography, Morphology). New methodologies and techniques in statistics and microchemistry are featured; the book is copiously illustrated, often with excellent scanning electron microscope figures; and there are many review articles which carry full sets of references. As the latest volume in its field, 'Ostracoda in the Earth and Life Sciences' is a valuable source of data for students in both disciplines as well as specialists in the theme areas listed above. In particular, it will attract professional geologists and palaeontologists, geological surveys, museums, limnologists, oceanographers, geneticists, geochemists, and university teaching departments in the earth and biological sciences.
Type of Medium:
Monograph available for loan
XVII, 724 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.