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1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences

B: Paleontology

Section Chair:

Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Henriques

Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Polo II), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Sílvio Lima, 3039-790 Coimbra, Portugal

Section Information:

Modern paleontology is more than the systematic study of fossils and the analysis of their temporal existence on Earth. The traditional studies of taphonomy and taxonomy, as well as its application in the elaboration of biostratigraphic scales and in the reconstruction of ancient environments are fundamental in the development of this science. Examples show that paleontology is applied commercially in mining and petroleum activities, but the fossil record can provide important clues to support current discussions on biodiversity loss and climate change. In fact, fossils reflect ancient forms of life and the paleontological heritage is a mirror of past biodiversity on Earth. Papers for this Section on paleontology include, without being limited to, the following themes:

- Taphonomy and paleoenvironmental reconstruction
- Taxonomy and evolution
- Biostratigraphy and paleobiogeography
- Applications of Paleontology: Techniques and Case Studies
- Paleontological Heritage