Editor's column: Ecostratigraphy
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Volume 6, Issue 4, pages 441–443, October 1973
How to Cite
(1973), Editor's column: Ecostratigraphy. Lethaia, 6: 441–443. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1973.tb01208.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
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[Anders Martinsson:] Editor's column: Ecostratigraphy.
The natural development of biostratigraphy is toward ecostratigraphy, i.e. the correlation of fossil ecosystems and their arrangement in a geochronological framework. This stage is not easily attainable and provides far-reaching systematical and ecological knowledge of the organisms and communities involved. Hence, considerable ecostratigraphical success is hitherto only to be reported from the Quaternary, but the development should be guided towards similar knowledge of earlier intervals of the Phanerozoic.