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Author International Kalkowsky-Symposium (2008 : Göttingen, Germany)

Title Advances in stromatolite geobiology / [edited by] Joachim Reitner, Nadia-Valérie Quéric, Gernot Arp
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 538 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences, 0930-0317 ; 131
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 131
Contents Founding of the term 'stromatolite' : Ernst Louis Kalkowsky (1851-1938) and his early stromatolite research / Alexander Gehler and Mike Reich -- Kalkowsky's stromatolites and oolites (Lower Buntsandstein, northern Germany) / Josef Paul, Tadeusz M. Peryt, and Robert V. Burne -- The nature of stromatolites : 3,500 million years of history and a century of research / Robert Riding -- Modern marine stromatolites of Little Darby Island, Exuma Archipelago, Bahamas : environmental setting, accretion mechanisms and role of euendoliths / R. Pamela Reid [and others] -- Molecular approaches to studying living stromatolites / Brendan P. Burns, Nithya Baburajendran, and Joannita Dhannawan -- Magnesium inhibition controls spherical carbonate precipitation in ultrabasic springwater (Cedars, California) and culture experiments / Patrick Meister [and others] -- Microbial control on lamina formation in a travertine of Crystal Geyser, Utah / Chiduru Takashima [and others] -- Photosynthesis-induced stromatolite formation in the freshwater creeks / Fumito Shiraishi -- The role of purple sulphur bacteria in carbonate precipitation of modern and possibly early Precambrian stromatolites / Rolf Warthmann [and others] -- Precipitation of CaCO₃ under sulphate-reduction conditions / Dorota Wolicka and Andrzej Borkowski -- Myxococcus xanthus colony calcification : a study to better understand the processes involved in the formation of this stromatolite-like structure / Concepcion Jimenez-Lopez [and others] -- Are stromatolites the most ancient skeletal organisms? / Evgenia Sumina, Vladimir Orleansky, and Dmitry Sumin -- Geomicrobiology of fluid venting structures at the Salse di Nirano mud volcano area in the northern Apennines (Italy) / Christina Heller [and others] -- Trace element and biomarker signatures in iron-precipitating microbial mats from the tunnel of Äspö (Sweden) / Jens Kurz [and others] -- Microbial euendolithic assemblages and microborings in intertidal and shallow marine habitats : insight in cyanobacterial speciation / Gudrun Radtke and Stjepko Golubic -- On microbiocorrosion / Aline Tribollet [and others] -- The deep-sea chemoautotroph microbial world as experienced by the Mediterranean metazoans through time / Marco Taviani -- Gypsum microbialite domes shaped by brine currents from the Badenian evaporites of western Ukraine / Maciej Bąbel, Danuta Olszewska-Nejbert, and Andrii Bogucki -- The microbialite-vermetid community of the Salento Peninsula in southern Italy : a late Miocene example of automicrite deposition / Alessandro Vescogni [and others] -- The characterisation of sedimentary organic matter in carbonates with Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy / Adelaide Mastandrea [and others] -- Interactions between microbes and siliceous sponges from Upper Jurassic buildups of external prebetic (SE Spain) / Matías Reolid -- Aftermath of the Triassic-Jurassic boundary crisis : spiculite formation on drowned Triassic Steinplatte reef-slope by communities of hexactinellid sponges (northern Calcareous Alps, Austria) / Stefan Delecat, Gernot Arp, and Joachim Reitner -- Microbes in resinous habitats : a compilation from modern and fossil resins / Christina Beimforde and Alexander R. Schmidt -- Tolypammina gregaria Wendt 1969-Frutexites assemblage and ferromanganese crusts : a coupled nutrient-metal interplay in the Carnian sedimentary condensed record of Hallstatt facies (Austria) / Marta Rodríguez-Martínez [and others] -- New geochemical method to characterise microbialites from the St. Cassian Formation, Dolomites, northeastern Italy / Francisco Sánchez-Beristain [and others] -- Importance of rare earth element patterns in discrimination between biotic and abiotic mineralization / Adriano Guido [and others] -- Lower Ordovician stromatolites from the Anhui Province of South China : construction and geobiological significance / Natsuko Adachi [and others] -- Sedimentology and palaeoecology of Ernietta-bearing Ediacaran deposits in southern Namibia : implications for infaunal vendobiont communities / El Hafid Bouougri [and others] -- Biolaminated siliciclastic deposits / El Hafid Bouougri and Hubertus Porada -- Microbial binding as a probable cause of taphonomic variability of Vendian fossils : carbonate casting? / Ekaterina A. Serezhnikova -- Morphology as an indictor of biogenicity for 3.5-3.2 Ga fossil stromatolites from the Pilbara craton, Western Australia / Martin J. Van Kranendonk
Summary Stromatolites are the most intriguing geobiological structures of the entire earth history since the beginning of the fossil record in the Archaean. Stromatolites and microbialites are interpreted as biosedimentological remains of biofilms and microbial mats. These structures are important environmental and evolutionary archives which give us information about ancient habitats, biodiversity, and evolution of complex benthic ecosystems. However, many geobiological aspects of these structures are still unknown or only poorly understood. The present proceedings highlight the new ideas and information on the formation and environmental setting of stromatolites presented at the occasion of the Kalkowsky Symposium 2008, held in Göttingen, Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kalkowsky, Ernst Louis, 1851-1938 -- Congresses.
Stromatolites -- Congresses.
Geobiology -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Reitner, J. (Joachim)
Quéric, Nadia-Valérie.
Arp, Gernot, 1968-
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Universität Göttingen.
LC no. 2010937235
ISBN 3642104142 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
3642104150 (electronic bk.)
9783642104145 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9783642104152 (electronic bk.)