Project

The Silurian of northeastern Avalonia: a shelf-slope testcase for palaeobasin analysis and palaeoclimatology

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Evolutionary biology
Keywords
stratigraphy micropalaeontology basin development chitinozoans
 
Project description

Northeastern Avalonia includes many different palaeo-oceanic depths and allows to test hypotheses for the explanation of global phenomena. The Silurian of the little known Condroz Inlier will be examined lithostratigraphically and biostratigraphically (Chitinozoans, other palynomorphs, graptolites). Four transsects will be correlated with the other, more known sedimentation areas of northeastern Avalonia.