Organic Matter Accumulation

The Organic Cyclicities of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Yorkshire, GB) and the Recent Maar Sediments (Lac du Bouchet, France)

  • Authors
  • Elisabeth Lallier-Vergès
  • Nicolas-Pierre Tribovillard
  • Philippe Bertrand

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Mohammed Boussafir, Elisabeth Lallier-Vergès, Philippe Bertrand, Denise Badaut-Trauth
    Pages 15-30
  3. François Gelin, Mohammed Boussafir, Sylvie Derenne, Claude Largeau, Philippe Bertrand
    Pages 31-47
  4. Eric Viollier, Patrick Albéric, Marc Evrard, Didier Jézéquel, Dominique Lavergne, Gil Michard et al.
    Pages 95-118
  5. Didier Jézéquel, Patrick Albéric, Alain Desprairies, Marc Evrard, Dominique Lavergne, Gil Michard et al.
    Pages 119-143
  6. Andrew J. Patience, Elisabeth Lallier-Vergès, Abdelfettah Sifeddine, Patrick Albéric, Bernard Guillet
    Pages 145-156
  7. Back Matter

About this book


The accumulation of organic matter allows inferences about a wide selection of processes in the geological past. The Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Yorkshire, U.K.) can be regarded as a model of the formation of hydrocarbon source rocks. The driving force of organic matter accumulation is the organic phytoplankton productivity, whereas oxygenation conditions seem to have played a secondary role. In Lake Bouchet (French Massif Central) organic matter appears to be a good indicator of paleoenvironmental changes occurring for over 350000 years. The book is of special interest to geologists and geochemists interested in organic matter accumulation.


Erdölmuttergestein Klimatologie Organisches Material Primärprodktion Quartäre Paläoklimatologie Sediment hydrocarbon source rocks maar sedimentology organic matter plankton primary productivity quaternary paleoclimatology sedimentology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59170-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49216-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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