Introduction

  • Zeev Reiss
  • Lukas Hottinger
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 50)

Abstract

The reconstruction of ancient marine environments is an important task of the Earth Sciences, of great interest to geology, pure and applied, to oceanography and climatology, as well as to such fields as ecology and evolution. In principle, such reconstructions are based on the actualistic approach of “the present is the key to the past.” Since the deciphering of past environmental changes, either natural or man-made, has considerable bearing on planning, the past may provide a key to the future.

Keywords

Biomass Silicate Geochemistry Fractionation Drilling 

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References

  1. Emery (1963), Friedman (1968), Mergner and Schuhmacher (1974), Morcos (1970), Oren (1962), Por and Lerner-Seggev (1966), Reiss (1959), Reiss et al. (1961), Said (1949, 1950 a, b).Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeev Reiss
    • 1
  • Lukas Hottinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Geologisch-paläontologisches Institut der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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