Dinocyst assemblages as proxies in Late Cenozoic palaeoceanography: towards quantitative reconstructions using transfer functions (workshop)
Published:January 01, 2013
A. De Vernal, T. Radi, F. Marret, 2013. "Dinocyst assemblages as proxies in Late Cenozoic palaeoceanography: towards quantitative reconstructions using transfer functions (workshop)", Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates, J. M. Lewis, F. Marret, L. R. Bradley
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The development of modern databases of dinocyst assemblages after standardization of laboratory procedures and taxonomy permitted application of transfer functions sensu lato for the reconstruction of sea-surface conditions. Among the main approaches, the modern analogue technique (MAT), which is based on similarity instead of calibration, appears to be more appropriate than others although the artiﬁcial neural network (ANN) can also provide very good results. As presented at the workshop, a brief description of the MAT and ANN techniques as applied to dinocyst data is given and the advantages and disadvantages of the techniques and their limits of application are summarized.
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Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates
This volume provides an overview of current research on fossil and modern dinoflagellates, as well as highlighting research areas for future collaboration, following the DINO9 International Conference in Liverpool. The volume is organized into four themes, with a review paper for each theme written by the key-note speaker. Each theme also includes a future research foci note following discussion during the conference. The contributions are organized into the following sections: environmental change, ecology/palaeoecology, life cycles and diversity, and stratigraphy and evolution. Also included are notes from two workshops: culture experiments and dinocysts as palaeoceanographic tracers. This volume will be of interest to both the biological and Micropalaeontological communities.