Process and Bias Through Time

  • Peter A. Allison
  • David J. Bottjer

Part of the Aims & Scope Topics in Geobiology Book Series book series (TGBI, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter A. Allison, David J. Bottjer
    Pages 1-17
  3. Neal S. Gupta, Derek E. G. Briggs
    Pages 199-221
  4. Margaret E. Collinson
    Pages 223-247
  5. James H. Nebelsick, Davide Bassi, Michael W. Rasser
    Pages 337-373
  6. Rachel Wood
    Pages 375-409
  7. Susan H. Butts, Derek E. G. Briggs
    Pages 411-434
  8. Stephen Q. Dornbos
    Pages 435-456
  9. J. William Schopf, Anatoliy B. Kudryavtsev, Abhishek B. Tripathi, Andrew D. Czaja
    Pages 457-486
  10. Margaret L. Fraiser, Matthew E. Clapham, David J. Bottjer
    Pages 569-590
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 591-599

About this book


Taphonomic bias is a pervasive feature of the fossil record. A pressing concern, however, is the extent to which taphonomic processes have varied through the ages. It is one thing to work with a biased data set and quite another to work with a bias that has changed with time. This book includes work from both new and established researchers who are using laboratory, field and data-base techniques to characterise and quantify the temporal and spatial variation in taphonomic bias. It may not provide all the answers but it will at least shed light on the right questions.


Fossil Preservation Geology Paleontology Stratigraphy Taphonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Allison
    • 1
  • David J. Bottjer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth Science & EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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