Palaeobiological Research in the Cibao Valley of the Northern Dominican Republic

  • Ross H. Nehm
  • Ann F. Budd
Part of the Aims and Scope Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 30)

The Cibao Valley of the northern Dominican Republic has been of great interest to geoscientists for more than a century because its rich fossil fauna, temporally longranging sections, and geographically widespread exposures collectively provide an excellent system for innovative palaeobiological research. In order to provide context for the research studies presented in this volume, we begin with a brief overview of the history of palaeobiological research in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic from the 1800s to the present. Subsequently, we summarize new research on the DR Neogene in this volume as well as new educational efforts and infrastructure that have been developed to strengthen and support the evolution of this international research effort.


Reef Coral Fossil Record Dominican Republic Coral Reef Community Mollusc Assemblage 
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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ross H. Nehm
    • 1
  • Ann F. Budd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal BiologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeoscienceThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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