Special Issue "Paleontology and Geo/Biological Evolution"

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A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. George D. Stanley, Jr.
Department of Geosciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive #1296, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
Website: http://www.umt.edu/geosciences/faculty/stanley/stanley.htm
E-Mail: george.stanley@umontana.edu
Phone: +1 406 243 5693
Fax: +1 406 243 4028
Interests: invertebrate paleontology & paleoecology; Triassic to Jurassic reefs and corals faunas; recovery from mass extinctions; Cambrian soft-bodied lagerstatten; using fossils to reconstruct paleogeography of displaced tectonic terranes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Life has been an amazing phenomenon and as far as we know, it is confined to planet Earth. Paleontology and ancient life are one of the most important forces on the planet.  Our biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere has been influenced and indeed in many respects, controlled by the evolution of life during the past 3.5 billion years. Some of these changes have been gradual while others were geologically sudden. The interactions of tectonics, oceans and climate have changed through time, dramatically affecting the Earth’s paleontological and sedimentary record and the course of biotic evolution. Biological evolution also has been affected by forces from outside the planet including interactions with extraterrestrial bodies. This special issue will examine the fossil record and geo-biological evolution, focusing on two major themes:  1) important and unique events controlling the history of life through time and 2) important geo/biological themes that weave their way through time.

Prof. Dr. George D. Stanley, Jr.
Guest Editor

Published Papers (14 papers)

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Geosciences 2012, 2(1), 1-10; doi:10.3390/geosciences2010001
Received: 22 February 2012; in revised form: 12 March 2012 / Accepted: 15 March 2012 / Published: 22 March 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 11-24; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020011
Received: 5 March 2012; in revised form: 19 March 2012 / Accepted: 30 March 2012 / Published: 12 April 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 25-41; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020025
Received: 9 March 2012; in revised form: 29 March 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 13 April 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 42-63; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020042
Received: 3 April 2012; in revised form: 25 April 2012 / Accepted: 2 May 2012 / Published: 10 May 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 64-89; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020064
Received: 5 April 2012; in revised form: 11 May 2012 / Accepted: 15 May 2012 / Published: 24 May 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 90-108; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020090
Received: 13 March 2012; in revised form: 10 April 2012 / Accepted: 17 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 109-129; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020109
Received: 6 March 2012; in revised form: 20 April 2012 / Accepted: 23 May 2012 / Published: 30 May 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(2), 130-146; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020130
Received: 29 March 2012; in revised form: 9 May 2012 / Accepted: 22 May 2012 / Published: 31 May 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(3), 147-156; doi:10.3390/geosciences2030147
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 19 June 2012 / Accepted: 29 June 2012 / Published: 9 July 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(3), 157-177; doi:10.3390/geosciences2030157
Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 30 August 2012 / Accepted: 3 September 2012 / Published: 14 September 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(4), 221-234; doi:10.3390/geosciences2040221
Received: 21 July 2012; in revised form: 16 August 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012
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Geosciences 2012, 2(4), 235-259; doi:10.3390/geosciences2040235
Received: 2 August 2012; Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012
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Geosciences 2013, 3(1), 1-29; doi:10.3390/geosciences3010001
Received: 13 November 2012; in revised form: 24 December 2012 / Accepted: 31 December 2012 / Published: 8 January 2013
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Geosciences 2013, 3(1), 114-139; doi:10.3390/geosciences3010114
Received: 12 December 2012; in revised form: 21 January 2013 / Accepted: 21 January 2013 / Published: 5 February 2013
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