Devonian change: case studies in palaeogeography and palaeoecology - an introduction

  title={Devonian change: case studies in palaeogeography and palaeoecology - an introduction},
  author={Peter K{\"o}nigshof},
Gaining knowledge about behaviour and development of ecosystems and climate in the geological past is one of the most interesting tasks for future geological/palaeontological research because our knowledge of past ecosystems and climate is at best rudimentary: the further we look back, the greater the uncertainties. Such knowledge is essential for the understanding of Earth’s history and palaeobiodiversity. The Devonian period is one of the most interesting systems in Earth history because it… Expand

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