Using Fusulinids to Evaluate the Periodicity of Cycles in a Sequence Stratigraphic Section of Pennsylvanian–Permian Strata and to Suggest Possible Support for Low-Frequency Milankovitch Perturbations: Casper Formation, Southeastern Wyoming, U.S.A.
Published:January 01, 2009
Diane M. Burns, Merlynd K. Nestell, 2009. "Using Fusulinids to Evaluate the Periodicity of Cycles in a Sequence Stratigraphic Section of Pennsylvanian–Permian Strata and to Suggest Possible Support for Low-Frequency Milankovitch Perturbations: Casper Formation, Southeastern Wyoming, U.S.A.", Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils: A Volume in Honor of Garry D. Jones, Thomas D. Demchuk, Anthony C. Gary
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Sequence stratigraphic models were developed in the 1980s to predict lateral and vertical relationships among rocks derived from siliciclastic depositional paleoenvironments. The basic underlying assumption for sequence stratigraphy is that sea level fluctuates on a periodic basis as a result of a few overarching processes (tectonics, sediment supply, eustasy) and that changes in the lateral positions of the depositional paleoenvironments are expressed in the preserved stratal sequences. The original model was based upon a juxtaposed onshore terrestrial coastal plain, beach, and offshore passive margin siliciclastic basin. Subsequent studies have examined other types of coastlines, ones that differed from the...
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Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils: A Volume in Honor of Garry D. Jones
The papers presented in this SEPM Special Publication are the result of the successful SEPM Research Conference of the same name held on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas, during the days of March 6-11, 2005. Dr. Garry D. Jones originated the idea of a problem focused microfossil conference and he was the primary driving force during the conferences early planning until his untimely passing in May of 2004. At that time a group of Garry’s colleagues carried forward his wishes for the conference through to its successful completion. More than 150 participants from 20 countries registered for the conference, and over 90 oral and poster sessions were given during the three formal days of the conference. In addition, 22 corporate and institutional sponsors donated to ensure the success of this event. After expenses, the remaining funds were passed on to SEPM, which placed the funds in the Garry Jones Memorial Grant for student research. The fund was established in Garry’s memory to honor his contributions to micropaleontology. Grants are awarded from the fund to students conducting research with a substantial micropaleontological component and it is administered by the North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM.