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Martin Brasier’s contribution to the palaeobiology of the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition

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Alexander G. Liu
Alexander G. Liu
School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
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Latha R. Menon
Latha R. Menon
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, UK
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Graham A. Shields
Graham A. Shields
Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Richard H. T. Callow
Richard H. T. Callow
Statoil ASA, 4035 Stavanger, Norway
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Duncan McIlroy
Duncan McIlroy
Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St John’s, NL, A1B 3X5, Canada
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

Martin Brasier’s work spanned almost the entire geological column, but the origin of animals and the nature of the Cambrian explosion were areas of particular interest to him. Martin adopted a holistic approach to the study of these topics that considered the interplay between multiple geological and biological phenomena and he sought to interpret the fossil record within the broad context of geological, biogeochemical and ecological changes in the Earth system. Here we summarize Martin’s main contributions to this area of research and assess the impact of his findings on the development of this field.

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Geological Society

Earth System Evolution and Early Life: A Celebration of the Work of Martin Brasier

A. T. Brasier
A. T. Brasier
University of Aberdeen, UK
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D. McIlroy
D. McIlroy
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
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N. McLoughlin
N. McLoughlin
Rhodes University, South Africa
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Geological Society of London
Volume
448
ISBN electronic:
9781786202932
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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