A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia

Jean-Pierre Debenay

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Jean-Pierre Debenay - A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia.
With about 10,000 species living in salted and brackish waters, foraminifera constitute the most diverse group ofshelled microorganisms in modern oceans,... Lire la suite
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With about 10,000 species living in salted and brackish waters, foraminifera constitute the most diverse group ofshelled microorganisms in modern oceans, and substantially contrbute to biodiversity. Abundant and sensitive toenvironmental conditions, they constitute one of the most valuable tools for environmental assessment and moni-toring programs. Preservation oftheir mineralized test in the sediment allows the reconstruction of past conditions,including Global Change.
This book gives an introduction to foraminifera, designed to be accessible to non-specialists, and summarize themain researches that have been carried out on foraminifera from New Caledonia.The main part of the guide descri-bes and illustrates more than 1,000 species of foraminifera collected in a great variety of environments around NewCaledonia. For each species, SEM micrographs are associated with a description and notes on its distribution.
Inorder to facilitate identification, even by non-specialists, species are recorded in alphabetical order within groupsmade on the basis of (1) the nature of the test and (2) the dominant morphological feature. A photographical sum-mary is provided for preliminary identification.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    14/02/2013
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-2-7099-1729-2
  • EAN
    9782709917292
  • Présentation
    Broché
  • Nb. de pages
    378 pages
  • Poids
    1.145 Kg
  • Dimensions
    21,0 cm × 29,6 cm × 2,2 cm

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Biographie de Jean-Pierre Debenay

Jean-Pierre Debenay, Research Director emeritus at IRD (LOCEAN), graduated from the École Normale Supérieure(Saint-Cloud) and earned his PhD at Marseille University. He created laboratories dedicated to the study of bioindi-cators, mostly foraminifera, at the University of Angers, France (BAFECP, currently BIAF) and on Yeu Island (LEBIM). Much of his research focused on tropical foraminifera from Brazil, French Guiana, New Caledonia and Vietnam.

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