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Lacunarity indices as measures of landscape texture
Lacunarity analysis is a multi-scaled method of determining the texture associated with patterns of spatial dispersion (i.e., habitat types or species locations) for one-, two-, and three-dimensionalExpand
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Taphonomy of a modern shrimp: implications for the arthropod fossil record
Every living organism represents a potentialfossil, although only a few are ever successfully fossilized. Taphonomic studies should explain episodes of both fossilization and of non-fossilization.Expand
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Pennsylvanian paleokarst and cave fills from northern Illinois, USA: A window into late Carboniferous environments and landscapes
Abstract A new fault-associated paleokarst and cave fill has been discovered in north-central Illinois, emplaced in Ordovician limestones. The paleokarst preserves many original solution features,Expand
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Lattices and landscapes
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Ecosystem organization and extinction dynamics
Most recent explanations for extinctions have focused on abiotic mechanisms such as climatic change, bolide impact, and eustatic sea-level change. The structure and dynamics of the ecological systemsExpand
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Fractal Analysis of the Complexity of United States Coastlines
Coastlines have long been used as a principal example of a natural feature that exhibits fractal structure. With the advent of large digitized databases, it has become possible to examine in detailExpand
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Information landscapes and sensory ecology of the Cambrian Radiation
Abstract Organisms emit, detect, and respond to a huge array of environmental signals. The distribution of a given signal is dependent, first of all, upon the original spatial distribution of signalExpand
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A Fractal Model for the Distribution of Stratigraphic Hiatuses
  • R. Plotnick
  • Geology
  • The Journal of Geology
  • 1 November 1986
Several recent studies have suggested that there is a negative log-linear relationship between sedimentation rates and the time span over which they are measured; i.e., measured sedimentation ratesExpand
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Fossilization potential of the mud crab, Panopeus (brachyura: Xanthidae) and temporal variability in crustacean taphonomy
Studies of crustacean taphonomy in modern marine environments have suggested that disturbance (e.g., scavenging) of the decaying organisms and dissolution of their mineralized exoskeletons are majorExpand
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