Integration of ichnological information into sedimentological models, and vice versa, is one of the main means by which we can improve our understanding of ancient depositional environments. Mainly intended for sedimentologists, this book aims to make ichnological methods as part of facies interpretation more popular, providing an analytical review of the ichnology of all major depositional environments and the use of ichnology in biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis.
It starts with an introduction to the historical aspect of ichnology, introducing common concepts and methods, and then continues with parts treating the main depositional systems from continental, shallow-marine and deep-marine siliciclastics, and marine carbonates. The last part is dedicated to the ichnology in hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterization.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 960
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 43 mm
"...the volume is a must-read for all ichnologists, but not only for them. Specialists in sedimentology, basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, palaeogeography (sensu lato), and palaeontology will find it enriching. With regard to its very rich content and academic style, I recommend this book as an advanced reading to professionals and students with some good knowledge about trace fossils." --Geologos, 2013
"...he should be congratulated on managing to get more than 80 authors to contribute. He should also be congratulated on the diversity of topics the book addresses. Although the title makes clear its primary aim, Trace Fossils As Indicators of Sedimentary Environments explores a number of other ichnological fields too." --The Palaeontology Newsletter, 2013
"Altogether, this very interesting book, recommended for specialists and non-specialists in ichnology who undertake or approach basin analysis research... This is the culmination of intense work by Dirk Knaust and Richard Bromley, and I congratulate both for their courage and for the quality of this integral volume." --Palaeontologia Electronica online, July 2013
"This volume is a must-read for all ichnologists, but not only for them. Specialists in sedimentology, basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, paleogeography (sensu lato), and paleontology will find it enriching. With regard to its very rich content and academic style, I recommend it as an advanced reading to professionals." --Sedimentary Record, August 2013