SSP2.1Earth Systems History - the Need for Integrated Stratigraphy (including Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal Lecture) (Sponsored by PalAss)
|Convener: Maria Rose Petrizzo | Co-Conveners: Helmut Weissert , Brian Pratt , Werner Piller , Jan Zalasiewicz|
Earth history is punctuated by major extinction events, by perturbations of global biogeochemical cycles and by rapid climate shifts. Investigation of these events in earth history is based on accurate and integrated stratigraphy. This session will bring together specialists in litho-, bio-, chemo-, magneto-, cyclo-, sequence-, and chronostratigraphy with paleontologists, paleoclimatologists and paleoceanographers. They are using a variety of tools for deciphering sedimentary records and their stratigraphy across intervals of major environmental change. This Session is organized by the International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification (ISSC) of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) and it is open to the Earth community at large.