Müller, Peter, Reymond, Claire, Siegel, Philipp and Westphal, Hildegard (2017) Paleoenvironmental proxies in echinoid spines (Eucidaris galapagensis, Döderlein 1887) along a natural water temperature gradient. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 484 . pp. 70-78. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.06.024.

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Abstract

The use of paleoenvironmental proxies such as oxygen isotopes in echinoderm skeletons has been a matter of controversial debate. Many previous studies showed a variety of environmental as well as biological processes causing deviations from equilibrium incorporation of geochemical proxies during the formation of echinoderm skeletons. However, given the global distribution of echinoids, their fast spine growth and their occurrence throughout the entire Phanerozoic, species-specific calibrations of geochemical proxies in echinoid spines can disclose a valuable bio-archive for reconstructing ancient environmental conditions throughout Earth's history if samples are adequately preserved in the sedimentary record.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: Biogeochemistry and Geology > Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology
Affiliations > Not ZMT
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.06.024
ISSN: 00310182
Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 11:32
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:58
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/1898

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