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GEOLogic: The Big Five Mass Extinctions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this ...

Geology photo search page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a search engine to locate specific photos by keyword. All photos are freely downloadable and are at resolutions sufficient for power point.

Introduction: how and when did microbes change the world? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a review article published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. It summarizes the current consensus and points of debate regarding the age and history of life on Earth. It ...

Cell evolution and Earth history: stasis and revolution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This review paper synthesizes data from paleontology, comparative morphology, and molecular phylogenetics into a cohesive (if extremely controversial) model of the evolution of life on Earth. Topics ...

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...

FossilPlot part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This spreadsheet application allows users to make graphs of the diversity and stratigraphic ranges of Phanerozoic marine animals. FossilPlot uses the compendium of marine animal genera compiled by ...

Ichnology of Sea Turtles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Through observance of marks left by sea turtle nesting and movement patterns along with accompanying cross-sections of nests, this web page uses a modern analog to describe sea turtle tracks and ...

Ichnofacies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides an overview of some of the types of ichnofacies. Using diagrams, descriptions and a chart, this page describes the different ichnofacies as they transition from offshore to ...

Taphonomy: New Branch of Paleontology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains an article by Ivan Efremov from a 1940 issue of the Pan-American Geologist. This article was the first to define the field of taphonomy, which is the study of the effects of burial ...

Triassic megatracksites in carbonate tidal flats of the Germanic Basin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The vertebrate tracks from the Muschelkalk Formation of the mid-Triassic are discussed on this web-page. An analysis of stratigraphy and surficial geology is included in reference to track creation ...



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