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Graphic Correlation part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
The objective of this exercise is to acquaint you with a simple graphic method that can be used to: determine changes in sediment accumulation rate, evaluate the completeness of different sections and environments, and infer the reliability of various types of datums when correlating sections.
Bioturbation Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students are given data for three unidentified hypothetical environments and asked to determine the relative effects of mixed layer thickness, sediment accumulation rate, and bioturbation rate based on a simple diffusion-based model of bioturbation. Students are asked to identify the three unknown environments based on the data. Students are then asked questions regarding the effects of the model on temporal resolution and porewater chemistry and the resulting fossil assemblages.
GEOL 307--Paleobiology I part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
From the course catalogue: Recognition, biology and paleobiology of major groups of invertebrates. Use of the fossil record in solving environmental and paleoenvironmental problems. Principles of stratigraphy and correlation and origin and development of the geologic time scale.