Micropaleontology and Its Applications

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Scientific Publishers, Jul 1, 2017 - Science - 342 pages

 The book is designed to cover the recent researches carried-out by the scholars from across the world. It covers aspects related to Foraminifera, in biostratigraphy and paleoecology, isotopic studies, applicability as bio-indicators in pollution studies, taxonomy of Indo-Pacific assemblages, studies of history of ocean bottom oxygenation and experimental studies; Radiolaria from Antarctic Ocean; Microbalites including Diatoms in studying threats and conservation issues in salt lakes of Western Australia; Ostracoda from freshwater, marginal marine ecosystems from Andaman and Nicobar islands; Coralline-algae from late Eocene rocks of Meghalaya; Zygnematalean algae from across the Permian-Triassic boundary; and Microstructures of egg-shells of vertebrates showing paleobiologic links across the continents.

It will serve the postgraduate students choosing Geology as well as researchers in the field of Micropaleontology.


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1 Micropalaeontology and Palaeoecology of theKallankuruchchi Limestone Formation CauveryBasin SE India
Comparisons with other Coral ReefBioindicators
3 Microbialites and Salt lakes of Western AustraliaSalient Features Threats and ConservationIssues
TemperatureCalibration for Shallow Marine TropicalSubtropical Carbonates
5 Integrated Benthic Foraminiferal and AmmoniteBiostratigraphy of Middle to Late JurassicSediments of Keera Dome Kachchh WesternIndia
6 Bloom of Zygnematalean Algae found from theGechang Sandstone Spiti Valley in the TethysHimalaya India
7 An Overview on the Comparative Morphology ofthe Recent Benthic Foraminifera from the EastCoast of India and the Part of the Southern EastCo...
8 Late Cretaceous Pelagic Red Shales in theCauvery Basin Southeast India itsBiostratigraphy and PaleoceanographicImplications
12 Foraminifera from Middle Jurassic Sediments ofJara Dome Kachhch Gujarat Age andPalaeoecologic Implications
13 Preliminary Study of Microstructure andTaphonomy of Dinosaur Eggs and Nests of theUpper Cretaceous Lameta Formation near PadlyaLower N...
Distribution and Systematics
15 A Comparative Study of Foraminifera and itsEcological Significance Between Arasalar andThirumalairajanar Estuaries in Karaikal EastCoast of In...
A Review of Research over the Last Decade
17 Coralline Algae from the Kopili FormationLate Eocene Jaintia Hills Meghalaya India
18 The Significance of Spinosity in Foraminifera A New Perspective
anUpdate on the Changing Trends and Challengesover the Past Decade

9 Foraminiferal Palaeoecology and DepositionalEnvironment of Middle to Late Jurassic SequenceKaiya Dome Kutch India
10 An Overview of Ostracoda Studies from theFreshwater Marginal Marine and MarineEcosystems of Andaman and Nicobar islands andthe Coasts o...
11 Siliceous Microfossils of the Neogene Sedimentsfrom Northern Indian Ocean
20 Potential Applicability of Benthic ForaminiferalMicrohabitats in Deciphering Ocean BottomOxygenation History of the Eastern Arabian Sea

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P.K. Kathal

Professor P. K. Kathal, former Head, Department of Applied Geology, Director, Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, and Dean, Research and Development, Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University at Sagar is engaged in teaching and research in the field of Micropaleontology since 1982. He is a working Member, IGCP Program (UNESCO) up to 2016. A recipient of the International Research Fellowships awarded by the Japanese Society of Promotion of Research (JSPS) in 1999 and also in 2003 to work in Akita University and Kumamoto University, Japan, respectively and DGF Fellowship (Germany) in 2007 to work in Tuebingen University, Germany Prof. Kathal has chaired sessions in international events including ISEM, Canada and Austria besides contributing more than 60 research papers in international and national journals. The present book is an effort to commensurate the widening gap in the research and text in the last 15 years since he contributed 'Microfossils and their applications' in 1998.

Rajiv Nigam

Dr. Rajiv Nigam, Retd. Deputy Director and Head of Geological Oceanography and Marine Archaeology, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa is currently working there as a Consultant. An alumnous of Lucknow University, Lucknow he obtained his M. Phil, Ph. D. and D. Sc. degrees from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and NORAD Diploma in Marine Micropaleontology from Oslo University, Norway. He joined the NIO as Scientist in 1978 and superannuated from there in 2016. He not only made significant contributions in the field of Marine Geology (Micropaleontology) but also established the first 'Laboratory for Culture Studies on Foraminifera' in India at NIO. He guided 12 Ph. D. theses and published over 135 papers in research journals of National and International repute. Recipient of the ‘CSIR Young Scientist Award’, ‘Krishnan Gold Medal’, ‘National Mineral Award’, ‘M. R. Sahni Lecture Award’ and ‘Prof. S. N. Bhalla Gold Medal’ of the Palaeontological Society of India and ‘H. N. Siddiquie Lecture Award’ of the Indian Geophysical Union. He has authored a book on Indian Monsoon, which received a cash prize award of Rs 50000/- by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

Abu Talib

Dr. Abu Talib, Professor and Head, Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh obtained his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees from AMU and joined the Department of Geology, AMU as Lecturer in 1986. His teaching and research interests include Petroleum Geology, Palaeontology and Micropalaeontology with 30 years of research and teaching experience. He has supervised 5 Ph. D. theses and several M. Phil theses and contributed over 35 papers in national and international research journals and has completed three research projects sponsored by UGC, DST and a petroleum company. He is a Life Member, Palaeontological Society of India, Lucknow; Indian Society for Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences, New Delhi; and remained an elected Member, Executive Council, Palaeontological Society of India, Lucknow in 2014-15.

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