Senckenberg Forschung

2006

INTERNATIONAL  GEOSCIENCE  PROGRAMME (IGCP)

        Annual Report* of IGCP Project No. 499

2006

 

*The information in this report will also be used for publication in 'Geological Correlation' (please feel free to attach any additional information you may consider relevant to the assessment of your project).

IGCP project short title: Devonian land-sea interaction: evolution of ecosystems and climate (DEVEC)

Duration: 2004 – 2008

Project leader(s):

Dr. Peter Königshof

Address: Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt

Tel.: +49 69 97075 686
Fax: + 49 69 97075 120

e-mail: peter.koenigshof@senckenberg.de

Dr. Jurga Lazauskiene

Address: Geological Survey, Lithuania, Konaskio 35, Vilnius, LT-2009

Tel.: +370 2 332889
Fax: +370-2-336156

e-mail: Jurga.Lazauskiene

Dr. Eberhard Schindler

Address: Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt

Tel.: +49 69 97075 132
Fax: +49 69 97075 137

  e-mail: Eberhard.Schindler@senckenberg.de

PD Dr. Volker Wilde

Address: Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt

Tel.: +49 69 97075 160
Fax: +49 69 97075 137

 e-mail: Volker.Wilde@senckenberg.de

Prof. Dr. M. Namik Yalcin

Address: Istanbul University, Engeneering Faculty, Department of Geological Engeneering, TR 34850 Avcilar, Istanbul

Tel.: + 0212 4210704
Fax: +0210 5911997

e-mail: mny@istanbul.edu.tr

Project Secretary:

Dr. Peter Königshof

 Address: Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Tel.: +49 69 97075 686
Fax: + 49 69 97075 120

e-mail: peter.koenigshof@senckenberg.de

 

Date of submission of report:    Dezember – 14 –  2006
Signature of project leader: 

 

 

1.      Website address(es) related to the project

/igcp-499

Hosted at the Reseach Institute and Natural History Museum Senckenberg, Frankfurt. The website includes informations on the IGCP 499 activities, such as informations and photo galleries from previous meetings (including web sites, see below), reports and informations on forthcomming meetings as well as many links to other IGCP projects, institutions and organizations (e.g. UNESCO IYPE, German Science Foundation etc.). 

http://www.petrol.uiggm.nsc.ru/DECONS

http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/devec_tr/

http://meguma.earthsciences.dal.ca/napc/napc.htm

http://www.ipc2006.ac.cn

http://www.fcefn.unsj-cuim.edu.ar/Institutos/geologica/ingeo/index.html

http://www.geneseo.edu/CMS/display.php?dpt=frasnian

 

2.         Summary of major past achievements of the project

 

(i) Opening meeting in conjunction with the meeting of the International ‘Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy’ (SDS), Rabat and the Dra Valley, Morocco, March 2004

An introductory presentation of the new IGCP took place during the gathering of a good number of members belonging to the International 'Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy' (SDS) at an SDS meeting held in Rabat (Morocco) from March 1 to 10, 2004. The meeting was entitled "Devonian neritic-pelagic correlation and events"  and organized by Ahmed El Hassani and his colleagues at the 'Institut Scientifique de l'Université Mohammed V, Agdal' including an extended field trip to Devonian key sections in the Dra Valley. 24 oral presentations on Devonian matters including e.g., biostratigraphy, palaeontology, eventstratigraphy, and chemostratigryphy were given during the first two days of the meeting in Rabat. Additionally, 20 posters have been presented touching similar topics. 50 participants from various countries attended this part of the meeting. After the technical sessions an extended fieldtrip to the marvellous Devonian geology of the Dra Valley in the Anti Atlas was attended by 30 participants. The main focus of the trip was set on Lower to Middle Devonian siliciclastics, but minor parts of some sections even reached into the Upper Devonian. An abstract volume and a field trip guide book have been published.

(ii) IGCP 499 business meeeting

On October 6, 2004 the first business meeting of IGCP 499 was held at the University  of Göttingen, Germany, and was attended by about 40 colleagues from 9 countries. The meeting was embedded in the annual meeting of the German Paläontologische Gesellschaft which included a special session on Devonian topics. Presentations and discussions focussed on the activities during the initial phase of the project and how forthcoming activities will be coordinated both, thematically and with respect to future meetings.

(iii) The IGCP has been also presented and promoted during the first year in other meetings, such as the 11th International Palynological Congress in Granada (Spain, July 4 – 9), the
32nd International Geological Congress in Firenze (Italy, August 20 – 28), at the
International Symposium on "Early Palaeogeography and Palaeoclimate”  in Erlangen (Germany, September 1 - 3, IGCP 503), and at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver (USA, November 7-10).

(iv) North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC), Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), June 19 – 26, 2005

The first North American meeting of IGCP-499 - Devonian Land Sea Interaction: Evolution of Ecosystems and Climate (DEVEC) – met in a symposium titled “Correlation of Devonian Marine and Terrestrial Strata” chaired by D. Jeffrey Over at the June 2005 North American Paleontological Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

(v) Joint IGCP 499 / SDS Meeting in Siberia, July 25 – August 9, 2005

In the tradition of successful joint meetings and field trips of Devonian IGCP projects and the international Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (SDS) a very successful meeting was held at the Institute of Petroleum Geology, United Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch in Novosibirsk. The meeting which included a splendid field trip to the South of Siberia (July 26 – August 6, 2005) and well-organised technical sessions (August 7 – 8, 2005) was run by a great team from Novosibirsk under the guidance of E.A. Yolkin, A.V. Kanygin, N.K. Bakharev, N.G. Izokh and O.T. Obut was entitled “Devonian Terrestrial and Marine Environments: From Continent to Shelf” (DECONS). About 75 scientists (among them 32 colleagues from foreign countries) presented 35 oral lectures and 44 posters. It is planned to publish the results of this conference in a Special Volume (Bulletin of Geosciences, Czech Geological Society) in 2007.

(vi) 6th Baltic Stratigraphic Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia); August 22 – 26, 2005 IGCP 499 has been included this conference that was coordinated by Zivile Zigaite in the framework of IGCP 491 that is focused on mid-Palaeozoic vertebrates (coordinated by Min Zhu and Gavin Young). IGCP 499 was represented by Jurga Lazauskiene who organised a business meeting.

(vii) IGCP-499 Workshop „Depositional Environments of the Gondwanan and Laurasian Devonian”, Istanbul, Sept. 26 – Oct. 3, 2005

A workshop on „Depositional Environments of the Gondwanan and Laurasian Devonian” has been organized by Prof. Yalcin, our Turkish co-leader. The workshop was attended by about 50 colleagues, mainly from Turkey, but also from Bulgaria, Germany, Lithuania, Morocco, and the USA. There have been about 20 oral contributions and several posters covering major aspects of the subject with a special focus on the Devonian of Turkey and adjacent areas. There were two fieldtrips (Palaeozoic sequences near Istanbul and in the Taurus Mountains, Southern Turkey) offered in conjunction with the meeting. The official part of the field trip was followed by extended fieldwork in the framework of a bilateral Turkish-German cooperation project.

3.          Achievements of the project this year

3.1.   List of countries involved in the project (please *indicate the countries active this year and make the distinction between)

A complete list of participants is continuously updated on the website of the project (/igcp-499). In early Dezember 2006 our list included about 200 scientists from 25 countries. In many countries active working groups excist, in some others also individuals contribute to IGCP (see 3.2.).

  1. Algeria
  2. Australia*
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium*
  5. Bulgaria*
  6. Canada
  7. China*
  8. Czech Republic*
  9. France*
  10. Germany*
  11. Iran
  12. Italy*
  13. Kazkhstan
  14. Lithuania*
  15. Libya
  16. Morocco*
  17. Poland*
  18. Portugal
  19. Romania*
  20. Russia*
  21. Spain*
  22. Turkey*
  23. United Kingdom
  24. United States*
  25. Uzbekistan

3.2. General scientific achievements (including societal benefits)

(Meetings are not considered as scientific achievements, they should be listed under heading 3.3.)

In order to follow the suggestions of the project review in 2005 the integration of regional working groups was improved and a strategy for outreach and capacity building has been established.

The main objectives of our project are as follows:

  • To improve the knowledge of the interrelated evolution of terrestrial and marine palaeoecosystems with respect to biotic and abiotoc factors; this needs high resolution stratigraphic control and detailed analysis of various facies;
  • To improve the knowledge on climate change during the Devonian;
  • Characterization of  facies in marine-terrestrial transitions and their correlation is an important aspect and sea level changes playing an important role in this context,
  • To investigate palaeoecosystems in different key areas (for that reason one of the next meetings will take place in Argentina) will lead to a better understanding of divers palaeoecosystems in the Devonian;
  • To investigate the rapid evolution of early life on land and its interactions with sedimentary processes, climate and palaeogeography;

As indicated in our initial project proposal for IGCP 499, a worldwide network of research groups is essential because the main objectives include a wide range of scientific aspects. To achive the goals of our project a comprehensive network between various specialists, such as palaeontologists, sedimentologists, geochemists and others has been established and the integration of regional working groups has been realized (see below). With respect to the main goals of the project the amount of publications in high ranking journals in 2005 (see report for 2005) and even in 2006 is impressive (see chapter 3.6) and underline both, the multidisziplinary cooperation and the high ammount of publications dedicated to the main objectives of the project listed above. For example, new results on Devonian isotope records with respect to stratigraphy, sea-level change and climate change have been published.

Furthermore, a special volume of Bulletin of Geosciences is in progress comprising the main results presented at our meeting in Novosibirsk 2005. It is planned to publish this volume in 2007. Another special volume will be published in March 2007. This volume entitled “Devonian Event Stratigraphy: Neritic- Pelagic correlations – SDS volume in honour of M. House”, edited by Becker, R.T. & Kirchgasser, W.T. will be published in the Geological Society of London and demonstrate the close cooperation between IGCP and SDS.

The editorial board of Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology have favorably reviewed a proposal for a special volume dedicated to “Sea-level and Climatic Cyclicity and Bioevents in Middle Devonian Marine and Terresrial Environments”. Furthermore, a special issue which is dedicated to “Case studies in the Devonian” is in preparation and will be published in a Special volume of Geological Society of London.

It should also be noted that participation of “IGCP members” in conferences wordlwide is very high (see abstracts) and also for that reason the visibilty of IGCP 499 is good.

The characterization of facies in marine-terrestrial transitions which is one of the main goals of the project can provided by high-resolution stratigraphy only. Organic-walled microfossils (palynomorphs) are particularly useful for systematic purposes even in those sequences. Additionally, they yield a wealth of information on palaeoenvironmental conditions, including humidity-aridity cycles, and temperatures and nutrient levels of marine waters. A special session has been organized in conjunction with the CIMP General meeting in Praha for two reasons, to promote IGCP 499 and to include those specialists in the project.

Several regional working groups have coordinated their efforts in establishing networks and special topics related to one of the main objectives of the project. Some of the regional working groups were and are very active, while others were composed only by a few individuals. Nevertheless, the project made progress fully according to the initial project proposal:

Australian working group―focused on an assortment of research of relevance to IGCP 499―can be grouped loosely into four teams.

1. Events team: Talent, Ruth Mawson, Anita Andrew, David Whitford, George Wilson, with Jiri Fryda (Prague) and Lennart Jeppsson (Lund).

    The Broken River region of northeastern Queensland has numerous excellently exposed sequences through the Lau (mid-Ludlow) and Klonk (latest Pridoli–earliest Lochkovian) events in the Jack Group, the supposed Choteč (earliest Eifelian) and Kačak (late Eifelian) events in the various tracts of Chinaman Creek Limestone, and of the Taghanic Event (mid-Givetian) in the Spanner Limestone. A comparison of the Choteč and Kačak events as expressed in the Czech and Broken River sequences is to be undertaken in conjunction with Jiri Fryda’s group (Prague). A preliminary account of oxygen isotope investigations of Australian Devonian conodonts was presented at the International Geological Congress in Beijing (Breisig et al., 2006).

    Work continues on the Late Devonian Hongguleleng Formation of northwest Xinjiang, China, focused on conodonts, isotopes, macrofossils and sedimentology and determining which if any of the Late Devonian extinction events might be represented. Acid-leaching of the numerous conodont samples collected in 2005 by Chen Xiu-qin, John Talent, Ruth Mawson, Jiri Fryda et al. continues.

    A manuscript, long in gestation, on the Lau Event in Gotland and the Broken River region by the team, with Lennart Jeppsson as lead author, was accepted for publication in PalPalPal early in 2006 and should appear soon. Another manuscript on the same event is in preparation. Peter Molloy has submitted his PhD thesis on conodonts through the Ireviken Event as expressed in Boree Ck, northwest of Orange, NSW.       

    Monographing the taxonomically diverse silicified Devonian gastropod faunas accumulated over the past 35 years by John Talent and Ruth Mawson, is being undertaken by Jiri Fryda (Czech Geological Survey). When this exercise is complete, a statistical analysis of these faunas in association with data from other phyla (especially brachiopods), most already documented, will be undertaken to assess the impact of the Devonian global events on eastern Australian Devonian faunas.

2. Yarrol Team: Paul Blake, Alex Cook, Ruth Mawson, Matthew Ng, Henry Shannon and John Talent.

    Work on the Yarrol Basin faunas has proceeded slowly in 2006, though a coral-conodont-gastropod paper on the Mt Etna area, north of Rockhampton, is being developed. Early in the year Henry Shannon re-checked some of his Mt Etna mapping. Ruth Mawson and John Talent continue with identification and documentation of conodont faunas from the, autochthonous and allochthonous carbonate occurrences in the Yarrol Tract, primarily to chronologically underpin Paul Blake’s work on the Silurian–Late Devonian coral faunas.

3. The Southeastern Australia Team: Ruth Mawson, Zerina Johanson, David Mathieson, Peter Molloy, Andrew Simpson, John Talent and Gabor Foldvary.

    Zerina Johanson has continued monographing the copious lacustrine fish remains from limestone nodules in the Fairy Formation (Pragian) in the Snowy River Volcanics west of Buchan, Victoria, a locality discovered many years ago by John Talent. The fauna also includes charophytes, ostracods, gastropods and conchostracans. Papers on the oldest coelacanth and a new genus of onychodont are published or are in press.

    An MSc thesis on Pragian conodonts from several limestone occurrences in the Bourke-Cobar-Nymagee region was submitted by David Mathieson. This is being developed into a monograph, with Ruth Mawson and John Talent, incorporating other data (bore and outcrop) from the Darling Basin and its eastern flank. A manuscript on the well-preserved silicified faunas of the Booth Limestone is in preparation.

4. Trilobites: Andrew Sandford continues attacking the Silurian–Early Devonian trilobites of Victoria with gusto. Raimund Feist continues to be enormously productive as regards Late Devonian trilobites from the Canning Basin with Rudi Lerosey-Aubril and Ken McNamara.

5. Fish: Fish workers from Australia have been especially active during the past year. The following fish reports have been submitted for IGCP 499. Other reports may be found in the annual report for IGCP 491.

Carole Burrow (University of Queensland) continues collaborating with Sylvain Desbiens (Miguasha Natural History Museum) on the Early Devonian fish faunas of the Gaspé Peninsula, Canada, with Sue Turner (Queensland Museum) on Scottish and Canadian Early Devonian acanthodians, with John Long (Museum of Victoria) and Kate Trinajstic (University of Western Australia) on Middle–Late Devonian acanthodians of Antarctica, and also with John, Mike Coates (Chicago) and Michal Ginter (Warsaw) on a new shark from the Gogo Formation of Western Australia. She continues to work on the histology and morphology of rich Early Devonian microvertebrate assemblages from central west NSW, on the Mike Murphy collection of Late Silurian-Early Devonian acanthodians of the western USA, and on the affinities and distribution of the enigmatic taxon Machaeracanthus. A new project commencing in late 2006 will be a description of the acanthodian taxa from the Emsian of Zinzilban, Uzbekistan in collaboration with Alexander Ivanov (St Petersburg) and Olga Rodina (Novosibirsk). She participated in the ARC Discovery grant-funded field trip to the Cravens Peak Beds of western Queensland in July 2006. These projects involve faunas from wholly marine, transitional and freshwater environments, and are relevant to Devonian biogeography worldwide as well as in marine-nonmarine faunal comparisons.

Kate Loynes (Macquarie University) is commencing an investigation of the abundant fish micro-remains from the Late Devonian Honggulelelng Formation of northwest Xinjiang, China, obtained by acid-leaching of material collected in 2005 by Chen Xiu-qin, John Talent, Ruth Mawson et al., primarily in quest of biostratigraphically well-constrained data on conodonts, isotopes, macrofossils and sedimentology through a long Late Devonian sequence.

Zerina Johanson (Macquarie University) has continued work on some of the fish material obtained by acid-leaching of carbonate nodules from the Early Devonian Fairy Formation (mid-Pragian) of eastern Victoria, including a new onychodont and the oldest known coelacanth.  She has recently published (with Per Ahlberg & Moya Smith) a revised phylogeny of Palaeozoic lungfish, focusing on dentition, and is working (with Ann Warren and others) on a new species of rhizodont from the Early Carboniferous of Victoria. With Jean Joss (Macquarie) she is combing neontological (from the living lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri) and palaeontological data to comment on the putative Devonian larval lungfish, Palaeospondylus (in press). Just begun, with Jean Joss, John Long and Macquarie student Felicity Evans, is a comparison of the morphology and development of the axial skeleton of Neoceratodus with comparable skeletons of Barwickia and Howidipterus.

Sue Turner Queensland Museum) continues work on the earliest shark teeth with Randall Miller (New Brunswick Museum), and on other microvertebrate faunas with Carole Burrow (see above). Full descriptions of Doliodus problematicus and Protodus jexi from the Lower Devonian Atholville beds are in preparation. With Dale Sparling (Minnesota) and Paul Mayer (University of Milwaulkee) she is describing Middle Devonian shark faunas from Ohio and Wisconsin. With Vachik Hairepetian she is describing Late Devonian (early Famennian) thelodont and shark remains from Hodt, Iran. The thelodont part of the Handbook of Paleoichthyology Pt 1 Agnatha, co-authored with  Tiuu Märss and Valya Karatajute-Talimaa is nearing publication.

6. Plants: Geoff Playford continues to produce elegant, comprehensive monographs on palynology, mainly Devonian, from around the globe (see Hashemi & Playford, and González et al.). In 2005, a Macquarie-Montpellier group commenced collection and study of Devonian-Carboniferous woods from northern Queensland. Anne-Laure Decombeix presented a preliminary report on superbly preserved Tournaisian woods from ‘Dotswood’ at the International Palaeontological Congress in Beijing (Decombeix et al. 2006). A paper on a Tournaisian permineralised flora and trilobites collected earlier from Ruxton, northern Queensland, will appear soon in Palaeontology (Galtier et al. 2006).

Ongoing research of the German working group concentrated on shallow water sequences in the Rheinische Schiefergebirge and in Turkey. After successful application to the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation a research award was given to Carlton E. Brett from Cincinnati University (Ohio, USA). Joint projects have been started by the proposing Devonian Group at Senckenberg (Frankfurt) together with him. A first campaign of field work took place in spring 2006 in the Kellerwald and Eifel Hills areas of the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge. In the Kellerwald area the famous section at Blauer Bruch near the town of Bad Wildungen was investigated in order to learn more about the Kacak/otomari Event close to the Eifelian/Givetian boundary and subsequent strata. The locality was revisited and discussed together with O.H. Walliser (Goettingen University) in fall. During springtime first detailed measurements have been undertaken in several sections of the Eifel Hills, again with respect to Middle Devonian strata close to the Eifelian/Givetian boundary and within the lower Givetian. In fall 2006 these sections as well as additional ones have been studied in more detail during C.E. Brett’s second 2006 stay in Germany. But not only sections in the Eifel Hills area have been surveyed – Middle Devonian strata (again focussing on the Eifelian/Givetian transition and on the lower Givetian) of the Sauerland area (Lüdenscheid, Wittgenstein, and Lahn/Dill synclines of the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge) were also investigated. Namely, an upper Eifelian to lower Givetian section in the town of Luedenscheid-Brueninghausen was measured and sampled in great detail. Many of these sections are characterized by limestone and marl alternations and/or other calcareous rhythmitic sequences which might reflect high-frequency environmental change. Therefore, such sequences may offer an ideal tool for high-resolution stratigraphy and environmental reconstruction. Moreover, literature data are re-evaluated for detailed analyses of the prevailing (and migrating) palaeocommunities – the samples of the recent field campaigns will be included in these datasets.

The field work in Turkey is based on the joint research and development project (Devonian ecosystems and climate in Turkey DEVEC-TR, which has been successfully submitted by Volker Wilde and Namik Yalcin in 2005), funded by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (Tübitak) and the International Bureau (IB) of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The duration of the project is three years (April 2005 – April 2008). The project is devoted to the detailed study and later comparison of selected Devonian sections in Turkey on both, the northern part of the Gondwana block and the southern part of Laurasia. Activities in 2006 included joint laboratory studies in Turkey and in Germany covering slides of rock samples, palynomorphs and conodonts from the previous fieldcampaigns. In early summer fieldwork led a group of participants from both countries to NW-Turkey in the Istanbul and Zonguldak areas. Some sections of putative Laurasian origin were studied and sampled in great detail which are covering sequences from the Silurian to Lower Carboniferous. A special focus will be on the sedimentary record in the Zonguldag and Istanbul area were 5 sections have been investigated. These sections might belong to terranes, but the affinity of the terranes at the SE margin of Laurussia to major continents is uncertain and still a matter of discussion. Comparison and correlation with sections in Southern Turkey – with a special focus on palaeoenvironments, palaeobiodiversity, stratigraphy, and palaeoecology – are the main goals.

A second group returned to three putative Gondwanan sections in the Taurids of S-Turkey which were for the first time visited in 2005 and also include the complete Devonian. The Halevik Section in the Tufanbeyli area has been studied starting with the Silurian/Devonian boundary interval and ending somewhere in the Upper Devonian which is unconformably overlain by Permian limestones. Therefore, a nearby section potentially including the Devonian/Carboniferous boundary has been sampled. The basal part of the Kocadere section near Feke is composed of unfossiliferous eolian sandstones and dolomites of putative Lower Devonian age, but their base is not exposed. The Middle and Upper Devonian of the section include highly fossiliferous strata ranging even into the Lower Carboniferous. While the Halevik and Kocadere Sections are situated in the Eastern Taurids, the Eceli section is belonging to the Central Taurids. At Eceli, the section starts in the Silurian. Major parts of the Lower and ?Middle Devonian are represented by dolomitic laminites including mudmound structures. The section ends in putative Upper Devonian strata. This may be supplemented by a nearby section which is covering the Upper Devonian almost completely but could not be studied in detail due to a lack of time. Throughout this year’s  fieldcampaign it was possible to continue the sections at Halevik and Eceli, to fill in some gaps previously left in all of the sections and to do some additional sampling for clarifying questions which appeared when analysing data and samples from the last year. In both areas work on the various fossil groups as well as on other aspects (e.g., sedimentology/facies, biostratigraphy, mineralogical composition, organic geochemistry, XRD, stable isotopes) will continue by studies on the samples of the respective specialists from both Turkish and German sides.

In addition to the field activities in Turkey and the lab work in Turkey and Germany, a joint fieldtrip led four Turkish colleagues to the Devonian of the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge and the tidal flats of the German North Sea. These activities in Germany give important support for a better understanding of the Turkish sections studied by DEVEC-TR.

The working group of the U.S.A. has coordinate their efforts on sequence stratigraphy, sea-level changes, and bioevents with a special focus on Middle Devonian sections:

Carlton E. Brett (Uinversity of Cincinnarti) initiated collaborative research on comparative sequence stratigraphy, faunal patterns, and bioevents in the late Eifelian and early Givetian of the Eifel Hills, Sauerland, Kellerwald area of Germany. The objectives of this study are: a) to test whether patterns of sequence stratigraphy and relative sea-level history in the German sector of Avalonia are comparable to those of Laurentia (Appalachian Basin); b) to test for similar patterns of benthic biotic stability and turnover to those previously documented in the Appalachian Basin; c) to document patterns of stability and change in phytoplankton communities; and d) to determine the local signature and relative severity of global bioevents in different paleocontinents. This cooperative study of stratigraphy and paleoecology is funded by an Alexander Humboldt Prize and conducted jointly with Eberhard Schindler, Peter Königshof, Rainer Brocke, and Volker Wilde of the Senckenberg Institute. During July and August, 2006 several new sections of lower Givetian units exposed by quarrying in the vicinity of Berndorf and Uxheim, Eifel Hills, Germany were surveyed, measured and sampled in detail for microfacies, conodont biostratigraphic, and palynological study. Most samples are now processed and awaiting analysis. In addition, preliminary palynological sampling of age-equivalent strata from a drill core in New York State was undertaken. These samples await processing.

A proposal for a theme volume of papers titled “ Sea-level and Climatic Cyclicity and Bioevents in Middle Devonian Marine and Terresrial Environments” has been accepted by Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. This volume will be edited by Eberhard Schindler, Peter Königshof, and C.E. Brett. We hope to have papers for this volume ready for submission early in 2007.

In addition, a new research initiative involving documentation of the taphonomy, sedimentology, and paleoecology of world-famous trilobite beds in the Emsian-Eifelian of the Draa Valley, southwestern Anti-atlas Mountain was proposed by Brett and Schindler. This proposal has been accepted for funding by the National Geographic Society; a joint research expedition in the Draa Valley with colleagues from US, Germany, and Morocco is proposed for March, 2007.

Alex Bartholomew (presently assistant professor at SUNY New Paltz) completed and defended a PhD dissertation on “Sequence Stratigraphy and Bioevents in the Middle Devonian of Eastern North America: Comparison of Appalachian and Michigan Basins”.

This document presents a compilation of sequence stratigraphic and biostratigraphic correlations of the Middle Devonian Givetian Traverse Group strata of the Michigan Basin and the Hamilton Group in New York, Ontario and Ohio. In addition, this work documents the occurrence of ecological-evolutionary subunits in the Michigan Basin which are parallel to and synchronous with those of the Appalachian Basin (two different subprovinces).

Gordon C.Baird  (SUNY College at Fredonia)  focused most effort in refining and publishing correlations within the latest Givetian-through-earliest Frasnian Genesee Group succession in the Erie County-Genesee County region of western New York through the May, 2006-to-September, 2006 period (see below). In addition, Baird did fieldwork with Alex Bartholomew; this involved the correlation of topmost Eifelian-through-basal Frasnian strata in Tennessee, Alabama, and Illinois (June, 2006). Ongoing work is directed to the mapping of Late Givetian Tully Formation deposits in New York and Pennsylvania.

Recurrent Tropidoleptus Zones, Upper Devonian of New York: implications for the nature of the Taghanic bioevent (J. Zambito, C. Brett, G. Baird, and A. Bartholomew)

Previously described (Williams, 1913) recurrence of the Middle Devonian Hamilton fauna within the Upper Devonian Appalachian Basin strata of east-central New York suggested that these faunal recurrences may be distinctive from background Frasnian faunas; that is members of Hamilton and Ithaca faunas do not co-occur.  We are currently using methods not available to previous investigations, including sequence stratigraphic and statistical techniques, to confirm such observations.

We are currently focusing upon the non-integrative nature of these faunas and as a tentative hypothesis we suggest that these Tropidoleptus zones record unusual water mass conditions associated with transgressive flooding surfaces.  Preliminary outcrop examination began during the summer and fall of 2006 recognizing previously described and widely traceable marker beds. Awaiting confirmation of biostratigraphic analysis, discovery of a possibly correlative deeper water biofacies in western New York suggests establishment of a shallow to deep-shelf lateral gradient in the Upper Devonian Hamilton-like fauna.  This research will form the main component of a PhD dissertation by Jay Zambito at the University of Cincinnati.

During the year 2006, Ver Straeten has continued to expand his chief research projects on Emsian-Eifelian strata in the Appalachian Basin (Eastern U.S.) and K-bentonites and Devonian volcanism in eastern North America. Emsian-Eifelian research this year included collaborative field work in the southern part of the Appalachian Basin (with Drs. William Kirchgasser and Richard Lindemann) to collect goniatite cephalopods and dacryoconariids. This is a part of ongoing work to improve international correlations in Eifelian, and especially Emsian strata (which in eastern North America is very poorly constrained). In his K-bentonite work, Ver Straeten continues document Devonian airfall volcaniclastics; and to explore issues related to ash bed preservation in depositional environments, and their implications for filtering the primary record of volcanism.

Other colleagues (Day, J, Whalen, M.T., Over, D. J.) have had the focus on timing of sea level changes in Middle Devonian sequences: The Flume Formation in the Walbridge Mountain area of Kakwa Park in eastern British Columbia has historically been studied as an outcrop analog of latest Givetian-early Frasnian age Swan Hills and Beaverhill Lakes reef platform hydrocarbon reservoirs in the subsurface of Alberta. Recent investigations of the Flume in Kakwa Park indicate that the initial major marine flooding over the Middle Devonian Yahatinda Formation along the southern margin of the Peace River Arch in the Kakwa Park area began as early as the upper part of the Middle varcus and no younger than the hermanni Zone (middle-late Givetian). Maximum flooding of Flume sequence 1 is indicated by brachiopod-bearing calcareous siltstones, with highstand marked by the first appearance of Tecnocyrtina and Desquamatia (D.). A second flooding initiated Flume Sequence 2, with subtidal platform facies that feature a diverse brachiopod fauna including Desquamatia (D.), Tecnocyrtina missouriensis raaschi, and Hypothyridina cf. H. cameroni, capped by prograding stromatoporoid bank carbonates of the lowest Flume reef. The occurrence of H. cf. H. cameroni indicates an age of the initial HST no older than the hermanni Zone. The overlying Flume reefal, lagoonal and reef flat facies succession (Flume Sequences 3-4?), are drowned by a major flooding event represented by subtidal shelf facies of basal Waterways Formation with the brachiopods Tecnocyrtina billingsi and Schizophoria lata. These indicate a correlation with the T. billingsi Zone (no older than late Givetian norrisi conodont Zone) of the Waterways of northeastern Alberta.

The hermanni Zone flooding event of Flume Sequence 2 coincides with a negative oxygen isotope excursion, documented from both brachiopod calcite and conodont apatite in central North America that implies significant global warming. These initial Givetian flooding events along the Peace River Arch have no reported equivalents in Rocky Mountain exposures to the east. The West Alberta Arch in the western Alberta Rocky Mountains appears to have remained sub-aerially exposed until the Upper disparilis Zone flooding that likely initiated Flume sequence 3-4? in the Kakwa Park area. The varcus?-hermanni zones Flume reef cycles probably formed a fringing reef or atoll-like structure around the Peace River Arch prior to drowning in the very late Givetian.

Fluvial and marginal marin deposits have been investigated in Middle Devonian sequences in eastern British Columbia by Lester, Over, Day and Whalen which is an important contribution to marin-terrestrial transitions and shows also the potential of Palynology regarding palaeoenvironments: Deposition of the Yahatinda Formation occurred during the Middle Devonian Watt Mountain Hiatus in western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. The Yahatinda disconformably overlies the Cambrian Ghost River Formation and is disconformably overlain by the Upper Givetian to Fransian Flume Formation. The fern spore Retusotriletes and fern tree Archaeopteris in mudstones and cross bedded sub-lithic arenites indicate a terrestrial fluvial environment. Fish fossils Onychodus and Holonema are shallow marine, but are rounded and broken indicating transport. The peritidal and fluvial mixed sand and gravel of the Yahatinda Formation were deposited in channels carved on the Watt Mountain unconformity surface, and ripple marks indicate a primary flow direction to the south. The source of sediment is the Gilwood Member of the Watt Mountain Formation in the Peace River Arch, northwestern Alberta.

In one of the other projects Missler, R.J. and Whalen M.T. combine litho-, bio-, sequence, and magnetic susceptibility stratigraphy to better understand the pattern and timing of platform (reservoir) development and the influence of terrigenous material on carbonat dominated areas which is a fundamnetal contribution to “land-sea-interactions”.

In Western Canada, Upper Devonian carbonate platforms are significant petroleum reservoirs with related basinal source rocks. The well exposed rock outcrops in the Kawka Lake area of Eastern British Columbia span the Upper Devonian Frasnian-Famennian stage boundary and contain reefal units correlative with the Swan Hills reefal platforms that are productive hydrocarbon reservoirs in the Alberta subsurface. The F-F boundary also represents one of the most significant biotic crises of the Phanerozoic. Various causes for the demise of a wide range of benthic and primarily low-latitude stromatoporoid-coral reefs and pelagic organisms have been suggested including; global cooling, global warming, and extraterrestrial impacts, but none have proven undisputable.  The F-F extinction essentially terminated one of the most significant episodes of petroleum reservoir development in Western Canada. 

While carbonate platforms are able to keep up with most sea level change through aggradation and progradation, basinal settings generally lag behind due to a lack in sedimentation leaving a bypass or erosional margin in the rock record making stratigraphic correlation difficult.  While biostratigraphy is used, it is not always helpful due to the lack of diagnostic conodont species in platform environments and the limited biostratigraphic resolution of stromatoporoids, rugose corals, or brachiopods.  Clearly another technique is required in order to gain a better understanding of the depositional environments and the timing of events in the Late Devonian.  Magnetic susceptibility stratigraphy provides a means to analyze the timing of depositional events in the Late Devonian to a higher degree of accuracy.  With marine regressions comes an increase in erosion resulting in an influx of terrigenous material into the carbonate dominated areas.  The continentally derived debris has a greater magnetic susceptibility than the dominantly diamagnetic carbonate material.  By comparing the magnetic susceptibility signals from coeval locales we will be able to correlate across basins and with other basins around the world. 

The combination of biostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and magnetic susceptibility will improve the stratigraphic resolution of carbonate platforms and in doing so will increase our understanding of the depositional environments, the  timing of events, and the controls on source and reservoir rock deposition in the Late Devonian.  This will also further our understanding into the pattern and timing of extinctions at the Frasnian-Famennian boundary.

Activities carried out by Italian working group are focused on two research topics:

- (Barbieri, Cavalazzi, Ori) Focus of research activity is centered on the Devonian mounds from the Hamar Laghdad Ridge, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Origin of these carbonate mounds is related to intensive hydrothermal and hydrocarbon events during the Lower and Middle Devonian. The investigations focus on the characterization of fossil microbial communities fueled during Devonian age by hydrothermal/hydrocarbon seepages.

- (Corradini, Gouwy, Perri, Pillola, Pondrelli, Simonetto, Spalletta) Researches are mainly devoted to palaeontology and biostratigraphy in the Carnic Alps and in Sardinia. Biostratigraphic researches are mainly based on conodont fauna in various Devonian intervals; palaeontological investigations deal on various fossil groups, as crinoids, trilobites and brachiopods.

We carried out a geological survey in the Carnic Alps, in order to prepare a geological framework to context the data from stratigraphic sections and allow basin analysis. Some black organic layers have been mapped for the first time: such levels could possibly correspond to the Devonian events documented in many classical areas in deep basinal facies. In order to understand their significance in terms of stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental evolution, we undertook detailed sedimentological and stratigraphical analysis in correspondence of these sections and their shallower (mainly forereef facies) lateral counterpart. The aim is to evaluate the eventual relations between possible tectonic event, sea level fluctuations and mass extinctions.

In Sardinia, a revision of Famennian and Tournaisian conodont biostratigraphy in the island and its implication for a regional conodont zonation is in press. Conodont researches deal on Lower Devonian of SW Sardinia and on a Middle Devonian fauna from South-East Sardinia. Devonian/Carbonferous boundary beds in the Monte Taccu area are re-studied in order to try to solve some biostratigraphic problems acrss the boundary. Studies on a Lower Devonian fauna with brachiopods and trilobites are in progress.

A first report on Famennian conodonts from Bosnia have been published, and a project on graphic correlations of some Frasnian sections from the eastern Anti-Atlas (Morocco) is carried on.

The Russian working group continued field work in sections of the Altai region and in East Kazakhstan, focusing upon stratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Mainly Middle and Upper Devonian sections have been examined in West Siberia. Several papers are submitted (special volume on the Novosibirsk meeting), or in progress.

During this year the Spanish working group has been very active, as can be inferred from the high number of publications (37) and presentations (17) at professional meetings (see references).

Most of the publications deal with the Devonian Correlation Table and present an state-of the-art in the dating of Devonian lithoestratigraphic units of the southern part of the Pyrenees. Other better known regions, such as Cantabrian Mountains, the Iberian Chains are also considered.

Participation in Professional meetings were focused in the three more relevant meetings for the group: II International Palaeontological Conference in China, 2006 ICOS in Leicester (UK) and Spanish Society of Palaeontology Anual Meeting in León. Additionaly a talk was presented at the 76. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft held in Kiel.

In the IPC, the Spanish group was represented by the leader of the group (Prof. Dr. José Ignacio Valenzuela-Ríos) and by the Secretary (Jau-Chyn Liao). Both participated in the pre-conference field-excursion to the Devonian of the Guilin-Xiangzhou area in South China, where numerous Devonian sections and localities were examined, as well as the parastratotype section for the Devonian/ Carboniferous boundary at Nanbiancum.

In the special IGCP Symposium (T7) within the IPC, the Spanish Working Group presented four works (three as a talk and one as a poster).

In the 2006 ICOS host at Leister, the Spanish Working Group, represented by five members (Valenzuela-Rios, Liao, Carlos Martínez, Javier Sanz López and Silvia Blanco) attended the special session on Devonian Biostratigraphy organized by P. Bultynck and participated in the SDS business meeting. Four papers related to the IGCP were presented (all as oral presentations).

Last but no least, the Spanish Working Group organized a especial IGCP 499 Symposium within the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Palaeontological Society. This special Symposium was attended by many members of the group and other colleagues that joined us both, in the sessions and in the field trip. Eight papers were presented, and a field-trip to the Lower Devonian of Colle was organised by members of the León and Oviedo Universities.

Also, it is remarkable that the Spanish Group has grown this year, as three members from the Geological Survey of Spain approached the leader to become members of the group.

Besides the working groups, there are also many very active individuals, which contribute to the IGCP 499:

Pierre Bultynck and Katarzyna Narkiewicz have been working on the correlation of shallow marine and pelagic sequences by means of conodonts. A direct positioning of the late Givetian-earliest Frasnian hermanni, disparilis and lower falsiovalis conodont zones, established in pelagic successions, in shallower-water marine successions is almost impossible. Skeletognathus norrisi, an ubiquitous species, can be helpful for recognizing the lowest part of the falsiovalis Zone in shallower-marine environments. However, for shallower-marine environments there is mostly a need for an alternative conodont zonation for the late Givetian-earliest Frasnian.

In North America the Pandorinellina insita Fauna is considered as a shallow-water equivalent for the lowest part of the falsiovalis Zone and the Icriodus subterminus Fauna as a shallow-water equivalent of the disparilis Zone and may be also of the hermanni  Zone.

Until now the subterminus Fauna has been only well documented from the central and western North American Interior Bassins. Our purpose is to document the subterminus Fauna outside North America and to define more precisely its lower boundary and subdivisions in relation to the pelagic zonation. Moreover Icriodus subterminus as used at present is a long ranging species: hermanni? and disparilis to Lower rhenana Zones. Therefore a revision of Icriodus subterminus and other accompanying conodont taxa may improve the stratigraphic use of the subterminus Fauna.

During 2006 we recognized Icriodus subterminus and closely related forms in published and new collections from Europe and southern Morroco, more precisely in the Boulonnais area (NE France), Ardenne area ( Belgium and NE France), the Radom-Lublin area (SE Poland, the Holy Cross Mountains ( S Poland) and the N Tafilalt and Mader in Morocco. Our study is also based on Icriodus subterminus Fauna comparison material from Iowa, Manitoba and NE Alberta.

Main results

1-     Within Icriodus subterminus we recognized four morphotypes. Two short, stout morphotypes may have a more restricted stratigraphic range.Two more elongated morphotypes may not appear at the same level and range higher in the Frasnian.

2-     In the subterminus material from Canada Uyeno (1981, 1982, 1983) recognized an Icriodus cf. Icriodus subterminus including specimens that can be assigned to Icriodus lilliputensis ( described from the Ardenne area) and to Icriodus excavatus (described from Europe and Iran). The other specimens are assigned here to Icriodus aff.Icriodus subterminus.For the moment it is not clear whether or not Icriodus aff.Icriodus subterminus has the same range as the different Icriodus subterminus morphotypes.

3-     Co-occurring Icriodus taxa including I. brevis, I. excavatus, I. lilliputensis, I. difficilis, I. expansus, I. n.sp.A used in a more precise way and considering their first and last occurrence may be helpful to precise subdivisions of the subterminus Fauna.

4-     The origin of Icriodus subterminus is not yet clear. At present we consider Icriodus lilliputensis as closely related to the short, stout morhotypes of Icriodus subterminus, based on the succession  with overlapping of the two taxa in an Ardenne section. Relations with  Icriodus excavatus may be possible.

5-     In Europe Icriodus subterminus appears at some localities below the insita Fauna but also within the insita Fauna.In the Morrocan Tafilalt Icriodus subterminus first occurs together with Skeletognathus norrisi in an hemipelagic facies. In the Mader Icriodus aff. I. subterminus occurs together with Schmidtognathus wittekindti.In the Radom-Lublin area Icriodus  aff.I. subterminus occurs together with Polygnathus timorensis indicating that it is not younger than the hermanni Zone.

6-     Migration of Icriodus subterminus between N America, Europe and N Afrika and also biofacies changes have to be considered in interpreting the local stratigraphic base of the subterminus Fauna. But this topic has to be further investigated.

Alain Blieck (Lille) continues work mostly on Devonian vertebrates (IGCP 491) but many of his contributions have also relevance for the IGCP 499 (see references), such as his work on vertebrate microremains and his work on Early Devonian vertebrate biodiversity. A cooperation with other members of the IGCP 499 group exist, e.g. the French-Lithuanian cooperative project on Middle Palaeozoic Vertebrates of Eurasia.

3.3. List of meetings with approximate attendance and number of countries

(i) IPC 2006, June 17-21, 2006, Beijing, China

In order to itensify cooperation between China and Germany a session (T7) on Devonian land-sea interaction: evolution of ecosystems and climate was held on June 17, 2006 in conjunction with the International Palaeontological Congress (IPC) in Beijing, China. The successful and enjoyable session (21 oral and poster presentations) took place in the Yingjie Conference Centre. There was a large positive response to our call, and the convenors of the session (Peter Königshof and Xueping Ma) could welcome more than 30 colleagues from Australia, Canada, China, European countries and the USA. Far more talks were offered than could be accommodated in the single-session programme. Finally 15 talks on a wide range of topics with numerous new data and stimulating scientific ideas, e.g. on carbon isotop stratigraphy, climate fluctuations, sedimentology and microfacies, palaeoecology and mass extinction events were presented. The abstracts of the contributions to the T7 session are published in the IPC abstract volume (Qun Yang et al. (eds.): Anchient life and modern approaches – Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress. University of Science and Technology of China Press; 1-553). All in all, the IGCP 499 session was highly successful: it brought together people from a wide range of countries and experience in various disciplines, covering the main topics of the project. Furthermore, during the “business meeting” the schedule of the next meetings and the strategy concerning data processing and publications, such as special volumes were presented. The topical session was partly supported by the German Science Foundation (DFG).  A pre-conference field-excursion has been organized focusing on the Devonian of the Guilin-Xiangzhou area in South China, where numerous sections and localities were examined.

Oral presentations:

Buggisch, W. & Joachimski, M.: Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy of the Devonian of Central and Southern Europe.

Breisig et al.: Devonian climatic evolution: evidence from oxygen isotopes of conodonts.

Daizhao Chen et al.: Volcanic-triggered frequent climatic fluctuations and land-sea interactions during the Frasnian-Famennian transition of Late Devonian.

Berkyova, J. et al.: The first evidence of unsuccessful predation on the Middle Palaeozoic plankton

Xueping Ma: Late Devonian braciopod faunal successions and sea level changes in south China.

Schemm-Gregory, M.: Devonian delthyroidea – first results.

Königshof, P & Kershaw, S.: Stromatoporoid growth forms in reef facies in the Devonian of Morocco (west Sahara): palaeobiological and palaeoecological implications.

Valenzuela Rios, J.I. et al.: Chronostratigraphical applications of Devonian conodonts in the Spanish Central Pyrenees.

Izhok, N.G. & Yolkin, E.A.: Upper Devonian conodonts from the Northeastern Kuznetsk Basin (South of West Siberia, Russia): Advanced report.

Obut, O.: Upper Devonian radiolarians from thin-terrigenous and siliceous strata.

Valenzuela Rios, J.I. et al.: Lower Devonian faunistic succession from the Obejo-Valsequillo-Puebla de la Reina Domain (Ossa-Morena Zone, Spain); a preliminary multidisciplinary approach.

Kirilishina, E.M. & Kononova, L.I.: Some palaeoecological aspects and conodonts of the Frasnian/Famennian boundary of Voronezh anteclize (central Russia).

Becker, Th.: Myths and facts concerning the Frasnian/Famennian boundary mass extinction.

Dojen, C. & Valenzuela Rios, J.I.: Lower Devonian Ostracods from Gerri (Spanish Central Pyrenees): a preliminary report.

Jansen, U.: Stratigraphic utility of Lower Devonian brachiopods.

Königshof, P: News of the IGCP 499 – business meeting.

(ii) IGCP 499 Symposium on Palaeozoic Palynology: CIMP-Meeting, Praha, September 2-6, 2006

The intension of participation in this workshop was to stimulate a closer cooperation between palynologists and other specialists who are already involved in the project. Palynology can play an important role in determining marin – non marine sequences and for correlations between different very shallow water realms. Therefore, IGCP 499 organized a special session in conjunction with the CIMP General Meeting in Praha. The meeting was organised by Jiri Bek, Rainer Brocke, Jirina Daskova and Oldrich Fatka. More than 40 participants from 7 countries attended the special session which was held on September 4, 2006: 6 talks were given and 4 posters were presented but not all contributions related to IGCP 499 topics could be grouped in this session. On overview on the past and future IGCP 499 activities were presented, and an introduction in the next fieldmeeting which will take place in Argentina in May 2007 was given. At the end of the session the IGCP 499 business meeting took place.

 

Oral presentations:

Goodhue, R. et al.: Thermally induced changes in colour and d15N of Tasmanites and Veryhachium.
Brocke, R. & Fatka, O.: Devonian acritarch Navifusa bacilla: Morphological variability and method of opening.
Lakova, I.: Biodiversity, stratigraphic and geographic distribution of Pridoli and Lochkovian acritarchs and prasinophyte algae from the Moesian terrane, North Bulgaria.
Michaout, J.R. & Strother, P.K.: Studies on Devonian/Carboniferous acritarch decline.
Wicander et al.: An Upper Devonian palynomorph assemblage from Bolivia
Marshall, J.E.A. et al.: Recognizing the Kacak Event in the Devonian terrestrial environment and its implication for understanding land-sea transitions.

3.4.   Educational, training or capacity building activities

Project reports have been given in many meetings and workshops and have also been published in several journals (e.g. Episodes 29(2), 2006). Based on the cooperation programme with Turkey PhD students are involved in the project and they spend several weeks at the Senckenberg Reseach Institute.

Regarding outreach activities we have improved our main website and we have also linked our website with other “geo-sites”. Planning is in progress for a touring exhibition on IGCP´s in 2008 in conjunction with the IYPE other national activities. We are also pleased to report that the touring exhibition is sponsored by the German Science Foundation.

3.5.   Participation of scientists from developing countries

The participants of the project come from all over the world. Below you find the list of participants from developing countries only. The complete list you will find at our website (http:www.senckenberg.de/igcp-499).

Bulgaria:

Iliana Boncheva, Sofia; Valeri Stachanski, Sofia; S. Yanev; Sofia; I. Lakova, Sofia;

China:

Xiuquen Chen, Nanjing; Zhu, Huaicheng, Nanjing; Yi, Wang, Nanjing; L Jun, Nanjing; Zhu Min, Beijing; Ma Xueping, Beijing;

Kazkhstan:

Ivanova Natalia I.,

Libya:

Ali Mehdawi, Benghazi

Morocco:

Benfrika, M., Benbouziane, A.; Laadila, M., Razouani, A., Baidder, L.; F. El Kamel, Rabat; El Hassani, Rabat;

Romania

M. Vaida, Bucharest

Russia:

Alekseenko Aleksandr A., Novosibirsk; Anastasieva Svetlana A., Novosibirsk; Anfimov Artemy L., Ekaterinburg; Artemiev Dmitry A., Miass; Artyushkova Olga V., Ufa; Bakharev Nikolay K., Novosibirsk; Balykov Dimitry, St. Petersburg; Beisel Alexander L., Novosibirsk; Bikbaev Aleksander Z., Ekaterinburg; Donova Nina B., Krasnoyarsk; Dubatolov Victor N., Novosibirsk; Fradkin Grigory S., Novosibirsk; Gratsianova Rimma T., Novosibirsk; Gutak Yaroslav M., Novokuznetsk; Izokh Nadezhda G., Novosibirsk; Izokh Olga P., Novosibirsk; Kanygin Aleksandr V., Novosibirsk; Khromykh Vladimir G., Novosibirsk; Kipriyanov Aleksey A., Novosibirsk; Kipriyanova Tatyana P. Novosibirsk; Kirda Nikolay P., Novosibirsk; Kirilishina Elena M., Moscow; Kontorovich Aleksey E., Novosibirsk; Krasnov Victor I., Novosibirsk; Luchinina Veronika A. Novosibirsk; Mezentseva Olga P., Novokuznetsk; Michailova Elena, St. Petersburg; Obut Olga T., Novosibirsk; Oleneva Natalia V., Moscow; Peregoedov Leonid G., Novosibirsk; Popov Valery A., Kyzyl; Ratanov Leonid S., Novosibirsk; Rodina Olga A., Novosibirsk; Schekoldin Roman, St. Petersburg; Sennikov Nikolay V., Novosibirsk; Serdyuk Zoya Ya., Novosibirsk; Shishlov Sergey, St. Petersburg; Shtainmiller Anna, St. Petersburg; Snigireva Maria P., Ekaterinburg; Tesakov Yury I., Novosibirsk; Talovina Irina, St. Petersburg; Tsinkoburova Maria, St. Petersburg; Tsyganko Vladimir S. Syktyvkar; Udodov Vadim P., Novokuznetsk; Yolkin Evgeny A., Novosibirsk; Yolkina Valentina N., Novosibirsk.   

Turkey:

I. Gedik, Istanbul; N. Ozgul, Istanbul; M.C. Göncüoglu, Ankara; C. Okuyucu, Ankara; N. Özgül, Istanbul; G. Saydam, Ankara; M.N. Yalcin, Istanbul; H. Kozlu, Ankara; N. Bozdogan, Ankara; S. Kapkinoglu, Trabson; K. Ertug, Ankara; M.F. Uguz, Ankara; I. Yilmaz, Istanbul

Uzbekistan:

Kim Aleksey Rakhmonov, Utkyr.

3.6.   List of most important publications (including maps)

Distinguish between peer review literature and other (no abstracts).

The list of publications will be updated semi-annually at our website. Below you will find the list of publications appeared in 2006 (until Dezember, 10, 2006), and other publications which were not previously listed in the annual report for 2005. More then 70 articles have been published in high-ranking (peer-reviewed) journals. Furthermore, you will also find a list of published abstract which documents the engagement of different working groups at many conferences.

 

 

IGCP 499 Publications (in alphabetical order, not listed in 2005)

Averbuch O., Tribovillard N., Devleeschouwer X., Riquier L., Mistiaen B. & Van Vliet-Lance B. 2005. Mountain building-enhanced continental weathering and organic carbon burial as major causes for climatic cooling at the Frasnian-Famennian boundary (ca376 Ma BP). Terra Nova. 17: 25-34.

Baranov, V.V. & Al`khovik, T.S. 2005. Lower Devonian conodont genus Amydrotaxis Klapper and Murphy and Giganthodus Baranov in North East Russia. Otechestvennaya geologiya 5: 97-101. [In Russia]

Blieck, A. coord. (2005).- Dossier spécial : Stratigraphie du Paléozoïque.- Ann. Soc. Géol. Nord, 11 (2e série) (4) : 127-167, 12 fig., 7 articles, 15 auteurs ; Villeneuve d’Ascq. [In French]

Blieck, A. (2005).- Dossier spécial : Stratigraphie du Paléozoïque — Introduction.- In : Blieck, A. (coord.), Dossier spécial : Stratigraphie du Paléozoïque. Ann. Soc. Géol. Nord, 11 (2e série) (4) : 127-128, 1 fig. ; Villeneuve d’Ascq. [In French]

Blieck, A. 2005. La biodiversité au cours du Paléozoïque d’après l’exemple des Vertébrés aquatiques.- Les Amis du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, 221 : 4-7, 2 fig. ; Paris. [In French]

Brice D., Legrand-Blain M. & Nicollin J.P. 2005. New data on Late Devonian and Early Carboniferous brachiopods from NW Sahara: Morocco, Algeria. Annales de la Société Géologique du Nord, 12 (2ème série) : 1-45.

Buggisch, W. & Krumm, S. 2005. Paleozoic cold seep carbonates from Europe and North Africa - an integrated isotopic and geochemical approach. - Facies 51, 566-583

Cavalazzi, B., 2005. L'attività microbica in rocce carbonatiche prodotte in ecosistemi chemiosintetici. PaleoItalia, 13: 36-42.

Feist, R. & Lerosey-Aubril (2005). The type of Cyrtosymbole and the oldest cyrtosymboline trilobites (Late Devonian, Famennian). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 50, 3: 465-475.

Girard, C., Klapper, G. & Feist, R. (2005). Subdivision of the terminal Frasnian linguiformis    conodont Zone, revision of the correlative interval of Montagne Noire Zone 13, and discussion of stratigraphically significant associated trilobites. In: Over, J.R., Morrow, J.R.,  and Wignall, P.B. (ed.): “Understanding Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic Biotic and Climatic Events: Towards an Integrated Approach”. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy (Elsevier). Chapter 7: 181-198.

González, F., Playford, G. & Moreno, C. 2005. Upper Devonian biostratigraphy of the Iberian Pyrite Belt, southwest Spain.  Part One: miospores.  Palaeontographica, Abteilung B, 273, pp. 1-51. 

GONZÁLEZ, F., MORENO, C. & PLAYFORD, G. (2005).  Upper Devonian biostratigraphy of the Iberian Pyrite Belt, southwest Spain.  Part Two: organic-walled microphytoplankton.  Palaeontographica, Abteilung B, 273, pp. 53-86.

Hashemi, H. & Playford, G. 2005. Devonian miospore assemblages of the Adavale Basin, Queensland (Australia): descriptive systematics and stratigraphic significance. Revista Española de Micropaleontología, 7, pp. 317-417, 14 pls. 

Lerosey-Aubril, R. & Feist, R. (2005). Ontogeny of a new cyrtosymboline trilobite from the Famennian of Morocco. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 50, 3: 449-464.

Lerosey-Aubril, R. & Feist, R. (2005). Post-protaspid ontogeny of the blind cyrtosymboline Helioproetus (Trilobita) from the late Famennian of Thuringia, Germany. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 85, 1: 119-129.

Nianzhog Wang, Philip C.J. Donoghue, Moya M. Smith, Ivan J. Sansom. 2005. Histology of the Galeaspid dermoskeleton and endoskeleton, and the origin and early evolution of the vertebrate cranial endoskeleton. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(4): 745-756.

Talent, J. A., Simpson, A., Molloy, P. & Mawson, R., 2005. Conodonts from the Wombat Creek Group and "Wibenduck Limestone" of eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 117: 265–291

Turner, S., Burrow, C. J. & Warren, A. 2005. Gyracanthides hawkinsi gen. et sp. nov (Acanthodii: Gyracanthidae) from the Lower Carboniferous of Queensland with a review of gyracanthid taxa. Palaeontology 48: 963-1006.

Turner, S. & Miller, R.F. 2005. New ideas about old sharks. American Scientist, May-June, 93, 244-252.

Valentine, J. L. 2005. Highly silicified Early Devonian (Emsian) brachiopods from the Murrindal Limestone, Buchan, eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 117: 199-264.

Weddige, K., Jansen, U., Schindler, E., Ribbert, K.-H., Weller, H. & Zagora, K. 2005. Das Devon in der Stratigraphischen Tabelle von Deutschland 2002. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 41(1-3): 43-59.

Weddige, K., Menning, M., Jansen, U. & Schindler, E. 2005. Die Devon-Zeitskala der Stratigraphischen Tabelle von Deutschland 2002. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 41 (1-3): 61-69.

 

 

Abstracts (in alphabetical order, not listed in 2005)

Barbieri, R., Cavalazzi, B., 2005. Fossil prokaryotes of cold seep carbonates from Italy and Morocco. CIESM Workshop “Fluid seepages/mud volcanoes in the Mediterranean and adjacent domains", Bologna, October 19th-22th, Italy. Vol. Abstracts: 11-19.

Barbieri, R., Cavalazzi, B., Ori, G.G., 2005. Microbial-derived morphologies in fossil cold-seep ecosystems. GeoItalia 2005, Spoleto, 21th-23th September, Italy. Epitome n°1: 45-46.

Blieck, A. & Pille, L. 2005a. Early Devonian vertebrate biodiversity, after the study of the Paliseul and Wihéries localities, Belgium.- In : Hairapetian, V. & Ginter, M. (eds), Devonian vertebrates of the continental margins (IGCP 491 meeting, Yerevan, Armenia, May 22-27, 2005).- Ichthyolith Issues, Spec. Publ. 8:6 ; Inst. Geol. Sci., Yerevan [abstract].

Blieck, A. & Pille, L. 2005b. Early Devonian vertebrate biodiversity, after study of the Paliseul and Wihéries localities, Belgium.- In : Ivanov, A. & Young, G. (eds), Middle Palaeozoic Vertebrates of Laurussia : relationships with Siberia, Kazakhstan, Asia and Gondwana (IGCP 491 in conjunction with 6th Baltic Stratigraphical Conference, St Petersburg, Russia, August 22-25, 2005).- Ichthyolith Issues, Spec. Publ. 9:6 ; Inst. Earth Crust, St Petersburg Univ. [abstract].

Brice D. 2005. A review of Devonian rhynchonellid and spiriferid brachiopods from Iran and surrounding areas, useful for biostratigraphy and correlation. Abstracts, Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhague 2005: 7-8.

Cavalazzi, B., 2005. A SRB origin for dolomite from Devonian vent systems (Anti-Atlas, Morocco): astrobiological implications. GeoItalia 2005, Spoleto, 21th-23th September, Italy. Epitome n°1: 217.

Cavalazzi, B., 2005. La geomicrobiologie et les procaryotes fossiles a travers les roches carbonatees phanerozoiques des sources hydrothermales et suintements froids. Exobio'05: 4eme école d'exobiologie, Propriano, 24 September-1 October, Corse (France). Document Pedagogique «L’eau, la vie, la survie, des origines a nos jours»: P 5a-b.

Cavalazzi, B., 2005. Astrobiological implications of microbial-derived dolomite precipitation: an example from fossil vent fracture systems (Devonian, Morocco). VI Convegno di Scienze Planetarie, Aosta, 24th-28th January, Italy.

Cavalazzi, B., Tatti, F., 2005. Astrobiological relevance of FIB microscopy techniques in the investigation of biogenic morphologies. A pilot study. GeoItalia 2005, Spoleto, 21th-23th September, Italy. Epitome n°1: 211.

Day, J., Whalen, M.T. & Over, D. J., 2005. Timing of sea level changes that initiated carbonate platform and ramp deposition of the Middle-Late Devonian Flume and Waterways Formations; Kakwa Park, British Columbia, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 297.

Lester, M., Over, D.J., Day, J. & Whalen, M.T., 2005. Fluvial and marginal marine deposition of the Yahatinda Formation, Middle Devonian, Kakwa Lake Provincial Park, eastern British Columbia, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 141.

Mistiaen B. 2005.Variation of the skeletal density in late palaeozoic stromatoporoids : a response to climatic changes » [Abstract] In Climatic and evolutionary controls on paleozoic reefs and bioaccumulations. Meeting Paris 7-8 sept 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

IGCP 499 Publications 2006 (peer review, in alphabetical order)

Ahlberg, P. E., Smith, M. M. & Johanson, Z.  2006. Developmental plasticity and disparity in early dipnoan (lungfish) dentitions. Evolution and Development, 8: 331-349.

Baird, G.C., Kirchgasser, W.T., Over, D.J. & Brett, C.E., 2006. Middle Upper Devonian depositional and biotic events in western New York. 128-164, In Jacobi,R. (ed.), Field Trip Guidebook, New York State Geological Association, 78th AnnualMeeting, Buffalo NY.

Baird, G.C., Kirchgasser, W.T., Over, D.J. & Brett, C.E., 2006,  An early Late Devonian bonebed-pelagic limestone succession: The North Evans-Genundewa limestone story. 354-395, In Jacobi, R. (ed.), Field Trip Guidebook, New York State Geological Association, 78th Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY. 

Bardashev, I. A., Bardasheva,  N. P., Weddige, K. & Ziegler, W. 2006. Stratigraphy of the Paleozoic of Shishkat reference section (Central Tajikistan, Southern Tien-Shan). – Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (2): 289-320.

Bartholomew, A. J., Brett, C.E., DeSantis, M., Baird, G.C. & Tsujita, C., 2006, Sequence Stratigraphy of the Middle Devonian at the Border of the Michigan Basin: correlations with New York and Implications for Sea-level Change and Paleogeography. Northeastern Geology and Environmental Science, Vol. 28, p. 2-33.

Blieck, A., Brice, D., Courville, P., Crônier, C., Derycke, C., Hubert, B., Mistiaen, B., Nicollin, J.-P. & Zapalski, M. 2006.- La Vie en Ardenne occidentale au Paléozoïque supérieur (Dévonien-Carbonifère, -416 à –299 Ma) : paléobiodiversité, événements paléobiologiques, paléoenvironnements, paléobiogéographie.- In : [Lacquement, F. (organ.)] Géologie de l’Ardenne occidentale (Journées spécialisées, Givet, 4-6 mai 2006). Géologie de la France, 2006 (1-2) : 21-27, 1 fig. : Editions du BRGM, Orléans [also World Wide Web address : http://geolfrance.brgm.fr/revuesarticlesGF3-1-2006.pdf]. [In French ; with English abstract]

Bonelli, J. R. Jr., Brett, C.E., Miller, A.I., & Bennington, J.B., 2006. Testing for faunal stability across a regional biotic transition: Quantifying stasis and variation among recurring coral biofacies in the Middle Devonian Appalachian Basin. Paleobiology.

Botella, H.; Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Fernández-Martínez, E. & Plusquellec, Y. 2006. A new species of Praemichelinia (Tabulata) from the Emsian (Lower Devonian) of Colle (Cantabrian Mountains, NW Spain) and the occurrence of solenia-like pores in the genus. Revista Española de Paleontología, 21 (1): 43-59

Botquelen A., Gourvennec R., Loi A., Leone F. & Pillola G.L., 2006. Replacements of bentic associations in a sequence stratigraphic framework, exaples from Upper Ordovician of Sardinia and Lower Devonian of Massif Armoricain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 239, 286-310.

Brocke, R., Fatka, O. & Wilde, V. 2006. Acritarchs and prasinophytes of the Silurian-Devonian GSSP (Klonk, Barrandian area, Czech Republic). – Bulletin of Geosciences, 81(1): 27-41.

Buggisch, W. & Joachimski, M.M. 2006. Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy of the Devonian of Central and Southern Europe.- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. (in press).

BURROW, C. J., LELIÈVRE,  H. &  Jandou, D. 2006. Gnathostome microremains from the Lower Devonian Jawf Formation, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Paleontology, 80(3):537-560.

Carls, P. 2006. A new Early Devonian Thelodont from Celtiberia (Spain); with revision of Spanish Thelodonts. Palaeontology 49 (1): 1-15.

Cavalazzi B. & Barbieri R., 2006. Fossil prokaryotes of cold-seep carbonates. CIESM Workshop Monograph, 29, 123-132.

Corradini C. & Simonetto L., 2006. La facies di retroscogliera: i calcari ad Amphipore – The back reef facies: Amphipora Limestones. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 103-105.

Corradini C. & Simonetto L., 2006. Il Siluriano e il Devoniano Inferiore carnico: la Sezione “Rio Malinfier” – The Silurian and Lower Devonian in the Carnic Alps: the “Rio Malinfier” Section. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 114-117.

DUTTA, S., GREENWOOD, BROCKE, R., P., SCHAEFER, R.G. & MANN, U. 2006. New insights on the relation between Tasmanites and tricyclic terpenoids. Org. Geochem. 37, 1, 117-127.

DUTTA, S. 2006. Biomacromolecules of algae, spores and zooclasts from selected time windows of Proterozoic to Mesozoic age as revealed by pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry – a biogeochemical study. Schriften des Forschungszentrums Jülich, Reihe Umwelt/Environment Band/Volume 67, 138p.

Dumbrava, M. & Blieck, A. (2006).- Review of the pteraspidiform heterostracans (Vertebrata, Agnatha) from the Devonian of Podolia, Ukraine, in the Theodor Vascautanu collection, Bucharest, Romania.- In : 5th Romanian Symposium of Paleontology (Bucharest, 15-17 Sept. 2005). Acta Paleontologica Romaniae, 5 [2005] : 163-171, 5 fig., 1 pl. ; Bucharest.

Ellwood, B. B.; García-Alcalde, J. L.; Hassani, A. El; Hladil, J.; Soto, F. M.; Truyóls-Massoni, M.; Weddige, K. & Koptikova, L. 2006. Stratigraphy of the Middle Devonian boundary: Formal definition of the susceptibility magnetostratotype in Germany with comparisons to Sections in the Czech Republic, Morocco and Spain.  Tectonophysics, 418: 31-49.

Feist, M., Feist, R. & Warne, M. 2006. New Early Devonian Charophyta from Gondwana. Cryptogamie, Algologie (Spec. Vol. on Charophyta), 27,4.

Feist, R. & McNamara, K. (2006, in press). Biodiversity, distribution and patterns of extinction of the last odontopleuroid trilobites during the Devonian (Givetian, Frasnian). Geological Magazine.

Fernández, L.P., Nose, M., Fernández-Martínez, E., Méndez-Bedia, I., Schröder, St. & Soto, F. 2006 Reefal and mud mound facies development in the Lower Devonian La Vid Group at the Colle outcrops (León province, Cantabrian Zone, NW Spain). Facies, 52: 1 -21.

Galtier, J., Feist, R., Talent, J. A. & Meyer-Berthaud, B. 2006. New permineralized flora and trilobite faunas from the mid-Tournaisian (Early Carboniferous) Ruxton Formation, Clarke River Basin, northeastern Australia. Palaeontology (in press).

Galtier J., Meyer-Berthaud B. 2006. The diversification of early arborescent seed ferns. J. Torrey Bot. Soc., 133(1): 7-19.

 

GELDERN, R. VAN, JOACHIMSKI, M.M., DAY, J., JANSEN, U., ALVAREZ, F., YOLKIN, E.A. & MA, X.-P. (2006): Carbon, oxygen and strontium isotope records of Devonian brachiopod shell calcite. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 240: 47-67.

Girard, C., Renaud, S. & Feist, R. (2006, in press). Morphometrics of the Late Devonian conodont genus Palmatolepis: phylogenetic, geographical and ecological contributions of a non taxonomic approach. Journal of Micropalaeontology.

HAIRAPETIAN, V., J. Valiukevicius, J. & Burrow, C. 2006. Late Devonian (early Frasnian) acanthodians from central Iran. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51: 499-520.

Jeppsson, L., Talent, J. A., Mawson, R., Simpson, A. J., Andrew, A., Trotter, J. A, Whitford, D., Sandström, O., Caldon, H.-J. & Jeppsson, A.-S. 2006. High precision Late Silurian correlations between Gotland, Sweden, and the Broken River region, northeastern Australia: lithologies, conodonts and stable isotopes. Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography (in press).

Joachimski, M.M., von Bitter, P.H. & Buggisch, W. 2006. Constraints on Pennsylvannian glacioeustatic sea-level changes using oxygen isotopes of conodont apatite.- Geology, 34, 277-280.

Johanson, Z., Long, J. A., Talent, J. A., Janvier, P. & Warren, J. W., 2006. Oldest coelacanth—from the Early Devonian of Australia. Biology Letters 2: 443-446. 

Kaiser, S. I., Steuber, T., Becker, R. T. & Joachimski, M. M. 2006. Geochemical evidence for major environmental change at the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary in the Carnic Alps and the Rhenish Massif. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 240:146-160.

Königshof, P. & Kershaw, S. 2006. Growth forms and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of stromatoporoids in a Middle Devonian reef, southern Morocco (west Sahara). Facies, 52(2): 299-306.

Lerosey-Aubril, R. & Feist, R. (2006). Description, Ontogeny and Functional Morphology of a new Cyrtosymboline Trilobite from the Famennian of Morocco. Palaeontology, 49, 5: 1053-1068.

Ma, Xue-Ping, Becker, R. T., Li, Hua & Sun, Yuan-Yuan 2006. Early and Middle Frasnian brachiopod faunas and turnover on the South China shelf. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (4): 789-812.

 
May, A. 2006. Lower Devonian Stromatoporoids from the northern Obejo-Valsequillo-Puebla de la Reina Domain (Badajoz and Córdoba Provinces, Southern Spain).  Revista Española de Paleontología, 21 (1): 29-38.

McNamara, K. & Feist, R. 2006. New Scutelluines from the Late Devonian of Western Australia – The last Corynexochid Trilobites. Journal of Paleontology, 80, 5: 981-992.

Menning, M., Alekseev, A.S., Chuvashov, B.I., Davydov, V.I., Devuyst, F.-X., Forke, H.C., Grunt, T.A., Hance, L., Heckel, P.H., Izokh, N.G., Jin, Y.-G., Jones, P.J., Kotlyar, G.V., Kozur, H.W., Nemyrovska, T.I., Schneider, J.W., Wang, X.-D., Weddige, K., Weyer, D., Work, D.M. 2006. Global time scale and regional stratigraphic reference scales of Central and West Europe, East Europe, Tethys, South China, and North America as used in the Devonian-Carboniferous-Permian Correlation Chart 2003 (DCP 2003). – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 240 (2006): 318-372.

Min Zhu, Xiaobo Yu, Wei Wang, Wenjin Zhao & Liantao Jia. 2006. A primitive fish provides key characters bearing on deep osteichthyan phylogeny. Nature, 441: 77-80.

Min Zhu & Zhikun Gai. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of Galeaspids (Agnatha). Vertrbrata Palasiatica, 44(1): 1-27 (In English with Chinese abstract).

Narkiewicz , K.  2006. Chronostratygrfia dewonu srodkowego a standardowe I alternatywne podzialy konodontowe.- Przeglad Geologiczny, vol. 45(8): 674-681.

Pondrelli, M., 2006. Inquadramento strutturale delle Alpi Carniche – Structural settings of the Carnic Alps. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 92-95.

Pondrelli M. & Corradini C., 2006. Inquadramento geologico dell’area del Cason di Lanza – Geological settings of the Cason di Lanza area. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 100-102.

Savage, N., Sardsud, A. & Buggisch, W. 2006. Late Devonian conodonts and the global Frasnian-Famennian extinction event, Tong Pha Phum, western Thailand.- Palaeoworld, doi:10.1016/j.palwor.2006.07.005, 14 pp.

 

Schröder, St. (2006 in press): Colonial Rugosa from the Late Silurian and Early Devonian (Pragian) of the Zeravshan Range/Tajikistan.Alcheringa.

Simonetto L & Corradini C., 2006. Il Paleozoico carnico – The Palaeozoic succession of the Carnic Alps. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 84-92.

Soto, F. & Schröder, St. (2006 in press): Lower Devonian rugose coral faunas from the Cantabrian Mountains (NW Spain): phases of development and response to sea-level fluctuations.Schriftenreihe der Erdwissenschaftlichen Kommissionen, ##: Graz.

Spalletta C. & Corradini C., 2006. La scogliera devoniana – The Devonian reef. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 96-99.

Spalletta C. & Pondrelli M., 2006, Pieghe erciniche lungo il torrente Chiarsò e limite Devoniano/Carbonifero – Hercynian folds along the Chiarsò River and the Devonian/Carboniferous boundary. In: Corradini C., Muscio G. & Simonetto L. (a cura di), Escursione in Friuli. Edizioni Università di Trieste, 118-122.

Tsujita, C.J. and Brett, C.E., Topor, M. & Topor, J., 2006, Evidence of high frequency storm disturbance in the Middle Devonian Arkona Shale, southwestern Ontario. Journal of Taphonomy 4(2): 49-68.

Ver Straeten, C.A. & Brett, C.E., 2006. Pragian to Eifelian strata (Middle Lower to Lower Middle Devonian), northern Appalachian basin--Stratigraphic nomenclatural changes. Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences,v. 28, p. 80-95.

Wang, N.. 2006. 20 years of the studies of Palaeozoic vertebrate microfossils from China. Journal of Stratigraphy, 30(1): 1-10 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Warren A.A. & Turner S, 2006. Tooth histology patterns in early tetrapods and the significance of dark dentine. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburg, Geology (in press).

Yanev, S., Göncüoglu, M.C., Gedik I., Lakova, I., Boncheva, I., Sachanski, V., Okuyucu, C., Özgül, N., Timur, E., Maliakov, Y and Saydam, G., 2006. Stratigraphy, correlations and palaeogeography of Palaeozoic terranes in Bulgaria and NW Turkey: A review of recent data. In: (Robertson, AHF & Mountrakis, D. (Eds):  Tectonic development of the Eastern Meditteranean Region. Geol. Soc. London  Spec. Publ. 260, 51-67. Yolkin, E.A., Izhokh, N.G. & Romanov, A.P. 2006. New findings of the Early Famennian conodonts from the West Taimyr. News of Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 9: 31-37. [In Russia]

Zhu Min & Zhao Wenjin. 2006. Early diversification of sarcopterygians and trans-Panthalassic Ocean distribution. In Originations, Radiations and Biodiversity Changes - Evidences from the Chinese Fossil Record, Rong Jiayu (ed.). Science Press: Beijing; 399-416(Chinese), 885-887 (English).

MIN ZHU, XIAOBO YU, WEI WANG, WENJIN ZHAO, LIANTAO JIA 2006. A primitive fish provides key characters bearing on deep osteichthyan phylogeny. Nature, 44/4, pp. 77-80.

IGCP 499 Publikations 2006 (non peer review, excursion guidebooks, reports etc.)

Fatka, O. et al., 2006. Pre-EPPC Conference Field Trips A2 — Lower Palaeozoic of the Barrandian Area. In: O. Fatka and J. Kvaček (Editors), 7th European Palaeobotany-Palynology Conference, Excursions Guide Book. National Museum, Prague, pp. 35-46.

Königshof, P., Lazauskiene, J., Schindler, E., Wilde, V. & Yalcin, M.N. 2006. Joint IGCP 499/SDS Meeeting. – Episodes 29(2).

 

Königshof, P., Lazauskiene, J., Schindler, E., Wilde, V. & Yalcin, M.N. (2006): IGCP 499 workshop „Depositional Environments of the Gondwanan and Laurasian Devonian. – Episodes. 29(2).

 

SCHEMM-GREGORY, M. & JANSEN, U. (2006): Annotations to the Devonian Correlation Table, B 124 di 06: Brachiopod biostratigraphy in the Lower Devonian of the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge (Germany) based on the phylogeny of Arduspirifer (Delthyridoidea, Brachiopoda). – Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86: 113-116.

 

SCHEMM-GREGORY, M. & JANSEN, U. 2006. Phylogeny of Arduspirifer. In: K. WEDDIGE (ed.): Devonian Correlation Table. Ergänzungen 1998. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86: 121; Tab.-column B 124 di 06; Frankfurt am Main.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Sierra Negra. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 124, column R357di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Baliera. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 124, column R358di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Renanué. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 124, column R359di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Compte. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 124, column R360di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Annotations to the Devonian Correlation Table, R 350-353 di-ds 06: Spain. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 103-104

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains Asturias. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 123, column R354di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains León. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 123, column R355di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains Palencia. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 123, column R356di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains Asturias. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 133, column R354dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains León. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 133, column R355dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains Palencia. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 133, column R356dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains Asturias. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 143, column R354ds06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains León. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 143, column R355ds06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Cantabrian Mountains Palencia. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 143, column R356ds06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Southern Central-Iberian Zone. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 122, column R353di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Southern Central-Iberian Zone. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 132, column R353dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Southern Central-Iberian Zone. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 142, column R353ds06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Celtiberia Iberian Chains. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 122, column R350di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Celtiberia Iberian Chains. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 132, column R350dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Celtiberia Iberian Chains. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 142, column R350ds06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Celtiberia E Guadarrama. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 122, column R351di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Spain Catalonian Coastal Ranges. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 122, column R352di06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J-C 2006. Annotations to Devonian Correlation Table, R 357-360 di-ds 06: Spanish Central Pyrenees, southern part. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 105-107

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J-C 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Sierra Negra. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1):  134, column R357dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J-C 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Baliera. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 134, column R358dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J-C (2006): Pyrenees Middle Devonian Renanué. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 134, column R359dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J-C 2006. Pyrenees Middle Devonian Compte. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 134, column R360dm06.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J-C 2006. Pyrenees Upper Devonian Sierra Negra. In K. Weddige (ed.) Devonian Correlation Table. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 144, column R357ds06.

Weddige, K. [Ed.] 2006. Devonian Correlation Table. Supplements 2005, part 1.  Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 117-150, 144 Tab.-columns; Frankfurt am Main.

Weddige, K. [Ed.] 2006. Devonian Correlation Table. Supplements 2005, part 2.  Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (2): 327-347, 42 Tab.-columns; Frankfurt am Main.

IGCP 499 Abstracts 2006 (in alphabetical order)

Barbieri R., Cavalazzi B. & Stivaletta N., 2006. L’attività microbiologica registrata dai microfossili : esempi in ecosistemi estremi e implicazioni astrobiologiche. VII Convegno di Scienze Planetarie, S. Felice Circeo, Settembre 2006: 132.

Bartholomew, A. J., Brett, C.E., DeSantis, M.K. & Baird, G.C., 2006, Coordinated Faunal Turnover in the Middle Devonian of Eastern North America. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Philadelphia, PA, p. 87.

Bek, J., Brocke, R., Dašková, J. and Fatka, O. (Eds.), 2006. Palaeozoic Palynology in space and Time CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Book of Abstracts, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1-67 pp.

Blieck, A., Brice, D., Courville, P., Crônier, C., Derycke, C., Hubert, B., Mistiaen, B., Nicollin, J.-P. & Zapalski, M. 2006.- La Vie en Ardenne occidentale au Paléozoïque supérieur (Dévonien-Carbonifère, -416 à –299 Ma) : paléobiodiversité, événements paléobiologiques, paléoenvironnements, paléobiogéographie.- In : Lacquement, F. (organ.), Géologie de l’Ardenne occidentale (Journées spécialisées, Givet, 4-6 mai 2006). Communication orale [extended abstract: see papers - Blieck et al., 2006]. [In French]

Blieck, A.R.M. & Elliott, D.K. 2006.- Early Devonian biostratigraphic and palaeogeographic correlations of the Old Red Sandstone Continent, with data on new heterostracans from Nevada, Spitsbergen, and Severnaya Zemlya.- In : Yang Qun, Wang Yongdong & Weldon, E.A. (eds), Ancient Life and Modern Approaches (IInd Intern. Palaeont. Congress, IPC 2006, June 17-21, 2006, Beijing). Abstracts : 327-328 ; Univ. Sci. Technol. China Press.

Breisig, S., Joachimski, M.M., Talent, J.A., Mawson, R., Schuelke, I., Gereke, M., Day, J., Weddige, K. & Buggisch, W., 2006. Devonian climatic evolution: evidence from oxygen isotopes of conodonts. International Palaeontological Congress (IPC 2006; Beijing), Abstracts 353-354.

Brett, C.E., Bartholomew, A.J., Ivany, L. & Baird, G.C., 2006, Coordinated stasis Revisited: biofacies stability and crises in the Middle Devonian Appalachian Basin, U.S.A. (extended abstract), 2nd. International Paleontological Congress,  Abstracts, Beijing, China.

Brocke, R. and Fatka, O., 2006. Devonian Acritarch Navifusa bacilla: Morphological Variability and Method of Opening. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time; CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, pp. 14-15.

Buggisch, W. 2006. Stable Carbon Isotopes of the Late Cambrian Minaret Formation, Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica.- SCAR Scientific Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.

Buggisch, W. and Joachimski, M.M. 2006. Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy of the Devonian of Central and Southern Europe.- International Palaeontological Congress (IPC 2006; Beijing), Abstracts 353-354.

Carls, P.; Slavík, L. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Late Ludlow and Pridolí guide conodonts in the Pozáry section (Czech republic) and their Correlation. In: M. Purnell, P. Donoghue, R. Aldridge & J. Repetski (eds.). International Conodont Symposium, ICOS 20006, Leicester, Abstracts: 25.

Carls, P.; Slavík, L. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Lochkovian guide conodonts in the Pozáry section (Czech republic). In: M. Purnell, P. Donoghue, R. Aldridge & J. Repetski (eds.). International Conodont Symposium, ICOS 20006, Leicester, Abstracts: 26.

Corradini C., 2006. A Famennian-Tournaisian (Late Devonian-Early Carboniferous) regional conodont zonation in Sardinia (Italy). In: Purnell M et al., ICOS 2006, Programme & Abstract

Decombeix, A.-L., Galtier, J., Meyer-Berthaud, B. & Mawson, R., 2006. New woody ligonophytes from the Tournaisian (Early Carboniferous) of Europe and Australia. International Palaeontological Congress (IPC 2006; Beijing) Abstracts 195.

Dojen, C. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I. 2006. Datos preliminaries sobre los Ostrácodos del Devónico Inferior de Gerri de la Sal (Pirineos centrales españoles). In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 223-225.

Dojen, C. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I. 2006. Biostratigraphie der Ostrakoden des Lochkovium bis frühes Pragium von Gerri de la Sal (Spanische Pyrenäen) – ein vorläufiger Bericht. Kurzfassungen der 76. Jahrestagun der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft.

Dojen, C. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I. 2006. Lower Devonian ostracods from Gerri (Spanish Central Pyrenees): A preliminary report. In:. Yang, Q., Wang, Y. & Weldon, E. A. (eds.). Ancient life and modern approaches, Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing: 356

Dutta, S. et al., 2006. Molecular Composition of Silurian/Devonian Tasmanites, Leiospaeridia, Chitinozoa and Scolecodont as Revealed by Pyrolysis-Gas Chiromatography-Mass Spectrometry. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, pp. 21-22.

DUTTA, S., MANN, U., GREENWOOD, P., BROCKE, R., HARTKOPF-FRÖDER, C., LITTKE, R. & WILKES, H. 2006. Molecular composition of Silurian/Devonian prasinophytes. Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing, China. University of Science and Technology of China Press, 487-488.

DUTTA, S., MANN, U., BROCKE, R., HARTKOPF-FRÖDER, C., LITTKE, R. & WILKES, H. 2006. Biomacromolecules of chitinozoa (Upper Silurian, SE Turkey). Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing, China. University of Science and Technology of China Press, 488.

DUTTA, S., BROCKE, R., HARTKOPF-FRÖDER, C., GREENWOOD, P., LITTKE, R., WILKES, H. & MANN, U., 2006. Molecular composition of Silurian/Devonian Tasmanites, Leiospheridia, Chitinozoa and Scolecodonts as revealed by pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Abstracts of the CIMP General Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic. 21-22.

Ettensohn, Frank R., 2006, Black-shale source rocks as indicators of Paleozoic tectonic history in the Appalachian foreland basin: Official Program with Abstracts, 2006 Eastern Section, AAPG, 35th Annual Meeting, p. 19.

García-Alcalde, J.L. 2006. Bioestratigrafía y susceptibilidad magnética del límite Lochkoviense-Praguiense (Devónico Inferior) de la Cordillera Cantábrica (N España) y su relación con el Evento Sulcatus (SE). In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 225-227.

Goodhue, R., Dugga, C. & Clayton, G. 2006. Thermally-induced chnages in colour and d15N of Tasmanites and Veryhachium. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time; CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, p.24.

Gouwy, S. & Bultynck, P. 2006. Graphic correlation as a remedy for biozone’s deficiencies – Application to Frasnian successions from the Eastern Anti-Atlas (Morocco) In: Purnell M et al., ICOS 2006, Programme & Abstract, 36.

Hratovic H., Coric S., Schönlaub H.-P., Suttner T. & Corradini C., 2006, The conodonts from Plaeozoic from the Mid-Bosnian schist mountains, central Dinarids (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Proceedings of the XVIIIth congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, September 3-6, 2006, Belgrade, Serbia, 226-228.

Hubert B. 2006, in press - An approach of compared biodiversity between North- Gondwanian Platform areas. Abstract RST Dijon Décembre 2006.

 

Izokh, N.G. & Yolkin, E.A. 2006. Upper Devonian conodonts from the northeastern Kuznetsk Basin (south of West Siberia, Russia) : Advanced report. Ancient Life and Modern Approaches. Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress: 359; University of Science and Technolgy of China Press; Beijing.

 

Obut, O.T. 2006. Upper Devonian radiolarians from thin-terigenous and siliceous strata of the Rudny Altai (South of West Siberia, Russa). Ancient Life and Modern Approaches. Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress: 364; University of Science and Technolgy of China Press; Beijing.

 

Jansen, U. 2006. Neue Taxa der Strophomeniden, Orthotetiden und Spiriferiden (Brachiopoda) aus dem Unter-Devon des Rheinischen Schiefergebirges.  76. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft. Berichte-Reports des Instituts für Geowissenschaften der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 22: 46; Kiel.

Jansen, U., Bensaid, M., Birenheide, R., El Hassani, A., Königshof, P., Plodowski, G., Rjimati, E.-C., Schemm-Gregory, M., Schindler, E. & Wehrmann, A. 2006. Middle Devonian reefs in the western Sahara.  Actes de la  première Rencontre sur la Valorisation et la Préservation du Patrimoine Paléontologique, 27-29 Avril 2006: 105-107; Marrakech.

 

JANSEN, U. & SCHEMM-GREGORY, M. 2006. Pridolian to Eifelian Brachiopod Biostratigraphy in the Ardenno-Rhenish Mountains. – In: YANG, Q., WANG, Y. & WELDON, E.A.: Ancient Life and Modern Approaches. Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress: 360; University of Science and Technolgy of China Press; Beijing.

Jansen, U., Weddige, K., Schindler, E., Schemm-Gregory, M., Plodowski, G. & Lazreq, N. 2006. Lower Devonian biostratigraphy in the Dra Valley (Moroccan, Pre-Sahara). Actes de la première Rencontre sur la Valorisation et la Préservation du Patrimonie Paléontlogique, Marrakech 27-29 Avril 2006, 31-33; Marrakech. 

Königshof, P. & Kersahw, S 2006. Stromatoporoid growth forms in reef facies in the Devonian of Morocco (West Sahara): palaeobiological and palaeoecological implications. – In: Yang, Q, Wang, Y. & Weldon, E (eds.): Ancient Life and modern approaches. International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing, China, June, 17.-21.2006 abstract volume: 362-363.

 

KLUG, C., KRÖGER, B., KORN, D., SCHEMM-GREGORY, M. & MAPES, R.H. 2006. Ökologische Rahmenbedingungen des Ursprungs der Ammonoideen. 76. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft. Berichte-Reports des Instituts für Geowissenschaften der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 22: 49; Kiel.

Liao, J.-C. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I. 2006. El Frasniense Inferior de Basibé (Pirineo Aragonés): una nueva especie del género Ancyrodella. In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 227-228.

Lakova, I. 2006. Biodiversity, stratigraphy and geographic distribution of Pridoli and Lochkovian acritarchs and prasinophyte algae from the Moesiam Terrane, North Bulgaria. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time; CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, pp. 32-33.

Liao, J.-C. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. 2006. Givetian and early Frasnian conodont biostratigraphy from Compte (Spanish Central Pyrenees), Recognition of the standard zonation. In: M. Purnell, P. Donoghue, R. Aldridge & J. Repetski (eds.). International Conodont Symposium, ICOS 20006, Leicester, Abstracts: 54.

Marshall, J.E.A., Astin, T.R., Brown, J.F., Kurik, E. & Lazauskiene, J. 2006. Recognising the Kacak Event in the Devonian terrestrial environment and its implications for understanding land-sea interactions. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time; CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, pp. 35-36.

Meyer-Berthaud B., Decombeix A-L., Gerrienne P., Prestianni C., Soria A. 2006. Evolution of ferns and lignophytes: a Devonian perspective.  7th Botanical Conference of 7 provinces in North China. Invited keynote lecture. Beijing.

Michaud, J.R. & Strother, P.K. 2006. Studies on the Devonian/Carboniferous Acritarch Decline. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time; CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, pp. 37-38.

Missler, R.J. & Whalen, M.T., 2006. Combining Magnetic Susceptibility with Traditional Lithostratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, and Sequence Stratigraphy to Improve the Stratigraphic Resolution of Upper Devonian Carbonates in Western Canada, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 38, No. 7, p. 85.

Narkiewicz, K. & Bultynck, P. 2006.A combined conodont zonation for the Givetian (Middle Devonian) of the Radom-Lublin area, SE Poland.-Programme & Abstracts International Conodont Symposium Leicester, p.58.

Pardo Alonso, M.V. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I. 2006. Estratigrafía y estructura de las series devónicas de la zona del Zújar (provincias de Badajoz y Córdoba, Dominio de Obejo-Valsequillo-Puebla de la Reina). In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 229-231.

Plusquellec, Y., Sanz-López, J., Fernández-Martínez, E., Soto, F., Magrans, J. & Ferrer, E. 2006. Corales tabulados del Devónico Inferior y del Carbonífero Inferior de las Cordilleras Costeras Catalanas (NE de España). In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 232-234.

SCHEMM-GREGORY, M. 2006. Devonian Delthyridoidea – First Results. – In: YANG, Q., WANG, Y. & WELDON, E.A.: Ancient Life and Modern Approaches. – Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress: 366-367; University of Science and Technolgy of China Press; Beijing.

SCHEMM-GREGORY, M. 2006. Phylogenie der Delthyridoidea (Spiriferida, Brachiopoda, Silur bis Devon) von Europa/Nord-Afrika und Süd-China. 76. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft. Berichte-Reports des Instituts für Geowissenschaften der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 22: 115-116; Kiel.


SCHEMM-GREGORY, M., JANSEN, U. & CHEN X. 2006. Arduspirifer and Rostrospirifer – Comparison of Delthyridoid Spiriferids from Central Europe and South China (Brachiopoda, Lower Devonian).  In: YANG Q., WANG Y. & WELDON, E.A.: Ancient Life and Modern Approaches.  Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress: 365-366; University of Science and Technolgy of China Press; Beijing.

Slavík, L. & Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I. 2006. Correlation of Pragian (early Devonian) conodont successions from the Barrandian area (Czech Republic) and the Spanish Central Pyrenees. In:. Yang, Q., Wang, Y. & Weldon, E. A. (eds.). Ancient life and modern approaches, Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing: 367-368.

Soto, F. 2006. Bioestratigrafía y susceptibilidad magnética del límite Givetiense Medio-Givetiense Superior (Devónico Medio) de la Cordillera Cantábrica (N España) y relación con el Evento Tagánico. In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 235-237.

Truyols Massoni, M. 2006. Bioestratigrafía y susceptibilidad magnética del límite Emsiense Inferior-Emsiense Superior (Devónico Inferior) de la Cordillera Cantábrica (N España) y su relación con los eventos Zlichoviense Superior (UZE) y Daleje-Cancellata (DCE). In Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 238-240.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J. I. & Liao, J.-C. (2006): Lower Devonian conodonts from Obejo-Valsequillo-Puebla de la Reina Domain (Ossa-Morena Zone, Spain). In: M. Purnell, P. Donoghue, R. Aldridge & J. Repetski (eds.). International Conodont Symposium, ICOS 20006, Leicester, Abstracts: 81

Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I.; Liao, J.-C.; Martínez-Pérez, C. & Castelló, V. 2006. Chronostratigraphical applications of Devonian conodonts in the Spanish Central Pyrenees. In: Yang, Q., Wang, Y. & Weldon, E. A. (eds.). Ancient life and modern approaches, Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing: 369-370

Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I., Liao, J.-C., Pardo Alonso, M.V., Fernández-Martínez, E., Dojen, C., Botella, H., Rodríguez, S. & Cózar, P. 2006. El Devónico Inferior del Dominio Obejo-Valsequillo-Puebla de la Reina (Zona de Ossa-Morena): conodontos, braquiópodos, corales, ostrácodos y peces. In: Fernandez-Martínez, E. (ed.). Libro de resúmenes de las XXII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología y simposio del proyecto PICG 499: 240-241.

Valenzuela-Ríos, J.I.; Liao, J.-C.; Pardo Alonso, M.V.; Fernández-Martínez, E.; Rodriguez, S. & Cózar, P. 2006. Lower Devonian faunistic succession from the Obejo-Valsequillo-Puebla la Reina Domain (Ossa-Morena Zone, Spain); a preliminary multidisciplinary approach. In:. Yang, Q., Wang, Y. & Weldon, E. A. (eds.). Ancient life and modern approaches, Abstracts of the Second International Palaeontological Congress, Beijing: 369.

Ver Straeten, C.A., 2006. A Record of Explosive Acadian Volcanism Preserved in the Appalachian Foreland Basin: In theme session “Time Slices across the Appalachians: Tectonic Settings of Silurian-Devonian Igneous Rocks in the Appalachian Orogen”: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 73.

Wicander, R., Le Herisse, A., Dorning, K.J. & Mullins, G.L. 2006. Late Silurian to Earliest Devonian organic-walled phytoplankton biodiversity changes. In: J. Bek, R. Brocke, J. Dašková and O. Fatka (Editors), Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time; CIMP General Meeting 2006 September 2-6 - Prague, Czech Republic. Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, pp. 63-64.

Wilde, V., Wehrmann, A., Schindler, E., Yalcin, M.N., Yilmaz, I., Özkan, R., Nazik, A., Nalcioglu, G., Kozlu, H., Gedik, I., Ertug, K. & Bozdogan, N. 2006. Devonian coastal sequences from the northern margin of Gondwana (Central and Eastern Taurids, Turkey).  In: Eynatten, H. von, Dunkel, I., Fischer, C., Karius, V. & Ruppert, H. [Hrsg.]: Sediment 2006: 21th Meeting of Sedimentologists / 4th Meeting of SEPM Central European Section. Abstracts and Field Trips. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 45: 66.

Izokh O.P. 2006. Peculiarities of delta 13C and delta 18O evolution in the Upper Devonian (Fr/Fm) section of the Kuznetsk Basin. Abstracts of Third Siberian International Young Scientist Conference on Earth Sciences: 99-100. Novosibirsk, UIGGM SB RAS. [ in Russian]

Izokh N.G., Yolkin E.A., Bakharev N.K. 2006. Devonian conodonts from the Shchuchya Cape (West-Siberia Geosyneclise) // Modern Palaeontology: classic and unconventional. Abstracts of the LII session of the Palaeontological Society of RAS (April 3-7, 2006, Sankt-Petersburg): 58-60. Sankt-Petersburg [ in Russian]

Zambito, J., Mitchell, C.E., Sheets, H.D. 2006. How many bulk samples does it take to know a dysoxic biofacies?: A case study of the Ambocoelia-chonetid biofacies, Middle Devonian, New York, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(2):82. 2006 Northeastern section meeting, Harrisburg, PA, Mar. 20-22.

Zambito, J. & Mitchell, C.E. 2006. Life on the Edge: Death and Transfiguration in Mud, N.Y. State Geological Association 74th Ann. Mtg. Fieldtrip Guidebook, pgs. 165,179, Buffalo, New York.

Zambito, J. 2006. A Test of Ambocoeliid (Brachiopoda) Spinosity as an Adaptation forSoft Substrates Using Abundance Patterns Through Transgressive-Regressive Cycles and Within Pyritic Shale Beds, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7): 514. 2006 annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 22-25.

Zhao Wen-jin, Herten Ulrich & Mann Ulrich. 2006. Chemostratigraphy (Carbon isotope stratigraphy) across the Silurian/Devonian transition –New advances in the study of the Silurian-Devonian Boundary in South China. In: Yang Qun, Wang Yongdong, Elizabeth A. Weldon (eds.), Ancient life and modern approaches – abstracts of the 2th International Palaeontological Congress. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China Press, 342-343.

Zhu Min, Zhao Wen-jin. 2006. Origin and early diversification of sarcopterygians: new fossil evidence from China. In: Yang Qun, Wang Yongdong, Elizabeth A. Weldon (eds.), Ancient life and modern approaches – abstracts of the 2th International Palaeontological Congress. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China Press, 343-344.

3.7. Activities involving other IGCP projects or the IUGS

During the Opening Meeting of the IGCP 503 at Erlangen, IGCP 499 presented informations on the project and forthcomming activities. A successful joint meeting of IGCP 499 and the international Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (SDS) was held at the Institute of Petroleum Geology, United Institute of Geology and Minerology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch in Novosibirsk, Russia. Most IGCP participants are titular or corresponding members of the national and international SDS. A joint meeting of IGCP 499 and IGCP 497 (“The Rheic Ocean”) which will be held in 2008 is in preparation. For that reason two field excursions in the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, and the Saxothuringian area took place in this year. There is also a strong link to IGCP 503 and a special session with one of their meetings is planned.

4.          Activities planned

 

4.1.   General goals

As indicated in our project proposal work on understanding the patterns of climate change in the Devonian, palaeoecosystems, and land-sea transitional settings will continue through the duration of the project. In the next year we will concentrate on transitional/shallow marine settings and correlations with open marine settings and we will focus on sea level changes and bioevents. Another focus of the next year will concentrate on different palaeoecosystems in different palaeogeographic settings. Therefore, one of our field meetings will take place in Argentina. A seven day post meeting field trip will be offered to show Palaeozoic sections (Malvinokafric Province) with a special focus on Devonian siliciclastic sequences.

4.2. Specific meetings and field trips (please indicate participation from developing countries)

The following meetings are scheduled in the next year (2007):

 

IGCP 499 field meeting in San Juan, Argentina, May 2007

The leaders of the IGCP 499 have chosen the Precordillera of Argentina as the site for the first field meeting in 2007. The meeting will be organized by colleagues CarlosCingolani, Silvio Peralta, Guillermo Acenolaza and Maria Vergel from the Universities of La Plata, San Juan and Tucuman in cooperation with other colleagues. The meeting will take place from May 13 – 23, 2007 including oral and poster sessions in San Juan. A seven day post-meeting field trip will be offered to show Devonian sections in the Eastern and Central Precordillera as well as sections in the Mendoza Province. This meeting is of particular interest with respect to palaeogeography and palaeoecology. Further informations including an introduction to the geology of the Precordillera (Wetsren Argentina) can be obtained from the the following websites:

http://www.fcefn.unsj-cuim.edu.ar/Institutos/geologica/ingeo/index.html and

/igcp-499 .

The deadline for registration is December, 20-2006 and a large number of participants from developing countries, preferably from South-America is expected.

Joint meeting of SDS and IGCP 499 in Nevada (U.S.A.), September 7-18, 2007

The 2007 business meeting of the Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (SDS) and the business meeting of IGCP 499 will be held in Eureka, Nevada (U.S.A.). A seven day pre-meeting field trip is scheduled to depart from Las Vegas and end in Eureka prior to the meeting. The main topics will be (a) Rapid Global Change in the Devonian and (b) sea level curve (c) Devonian land-sea interactions (d) as well as other proposals to be announced. There will be three days for the presentation of  papers and posters. Any questions can bedirected to the coordinator of the meeting, Jeff Over (over@geneseo.edu). There is also a link on the conference website:

 http://www.geneseo.edu/CMS/display.php?dpt=frasnian. It is expected that many SDS members and IGCP 499 members will participate in the conference.

Planned meetings in 2008 (details will be available in 2007):

May/June: SDS/IGCP joint fied workshop in Central Asia.

August: IGCP business meeting and special session in conjunction with the International Geological Congress, Oslo (Norway).

Summer: Joint meeting with IGCP 503 and SDS, Lille (France)

October: Field meeting and conference in conjunction with IGCP 497 (Rheic Ocean), Frankfurt, Germany.

5.      Project funding requested

Based on the extensive activities and the increasing number of post-graduate students and graduate students involved in this project, e.g. from Turkey, Russia and South-America, we want to apply for higher funding. Based on the funding in 2006 we will not be able to invite colleagues from developing countries to participate in the conferences in Argentina and United States. 

6.     Request for extension, on-extended-term-status, or intention to propose successor project

Not relevant for IGCP 499.

7.      Financial statement

 

The IGCP Scientific Board would like to be informed how the IGCP funds were used and if additional funding could be obtained from different sources.

The IGCP funds have been used mainly for travel expences for colleagues from developing countries and PhD students. The allocated sum was used for travel and/or subsistence costs only of invited participants in the meetings (the meetings-report form and the financial statements have been submitted to IGCP Secretary and IUGS on September, 20th – 2006). For their own travel expances the leaders applied for additional funding, so that 100% of the UNESCO/IUGS buget has been used for the project itself. Additional funds have been obtained from TÜBITAK, the International Bureau of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), and Natioanl Geographic Society.

8.      Attach any information you may consider relevant

In the next year, a touring exhibition on  German IGCP`s will be prepared. This exhibition will partly be funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).

https://die-welt-baut-ihr-museum.de