Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Pleistocene–Holocene of the British Isles, using proxy Recent benthonic foraminiferal distribution data
Robert Wynn Jones, John E. Whittaker, 2010. "Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Pleistocene–Holocene of the British Isles, using proxy Recent benthonic foraminiferal distribution data", Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001), John E. Whittaker, Malcolm B. Hart
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This chapter presents some of the provisional results of ongoing work on the strati-graphic and palaeoenvironmental significance of benthonic foraminifera from the Pleistocene– Holocene of the British Isles. Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Pleistocene to Sub-Recent Holocene sediments of these islands has been undertaken using Recent benthonic foraminiferal (bathymetric and biogeographic) distribution data as a proxy.
Supplementary material: Summaries of the stratigraphic distributions of selected species in the Pleistocene–sub-Recent Holocene of the British Isles and of the proxy Recent benthonic forami-niferal environmental distribution data used in our palaeoenvironmental interpretations are given in tabular form at: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/SUP18420.
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Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001)
Dennis Curry was a remarkable polymath and philanthropist, leading a double-life as one of the UK's most gifted amateur geologists, whilst at the same time being an extremely successful businessman (as Managing Director of Currys Ltd). This Festschrift, authored by friends and specialists from Britain and France, pays tribute to his often seminal research as well as exhibiting the wide range of his geological interest. It contains 12 chapters and covers several differing aspects of micropalaeontology (pteropods, diatoms and especially foraminifera), Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Hampshire Basin stratigraphy and palaeogeography, as well as major contributions on English Channel sedimentology and the great faunal turnover affecting mammals at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. A scientific appreciation of Dennis Curry, ‘the professional amateur’, with recollections of former colleagues at University College, London (where he was Visiting Professor), together with an assessment of the valuable collections he established and donated to The Natural History Museum, are also included. Copiously illustrated, this book is a must for all geologists.