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Title: The Late Cenomanian anoxic event : implications for foraminiferal evolution
Author: Leary, Paul Niell
Awarding Body: Plymouth Polytechnic
Current Institution: University of Plymouth
Date of Award: 1987
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This study lnvestigates the effect of the late Cenomanian Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE) on the planktonic and benthonic foraminifera. On the former, the OAE was the cause of major extinctions within the population, the return to pre-OAE oxygen levels permitting recolonization of the vacated niches. On the latter, the OAE caused extinctions but resulted in a low oxygen tolerant fauna which slowly evolved into the vacated niches on the post-oAE recovery of oxygen levels. The changes in the foraminiferal populations have been integrated With changes in other marine organisms through the late Cenomanian.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Plankton population changes Oceanography Geology Mineralogy Sedimentology