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New Special Issue on ancient hydrocarbon seepage

A new Special Issue entitled ‘Tracing Phanerozoic hydrocarbon seepage from local basins to the global system’ has been published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. The issue edited by Barbara M.A. Teichert (Münster) and Bas van de Schootbrugge (Utrecht) emphasizes on the faunal diversity of chemosynthesis-based ecosystems at seeps through time, the compositional complexity of seep deposits, and the factors that govern seepage.

Members of the Sedimentology group contribute to the Special Issue with three papers:

Natalicchio M, Dela Pierre F, Clari P, Birgel D, Cavagna S, Martire L, Peckmann J (2013) Hydrocarbon seepage during the Messinian salinity crisis in the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (NW Italy). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 390, 68-80


Kiel S, Birgel D, Campbell KA, Crampton JS, Schiøler P, Peckmann J (2013) Cretaceous methane-seep deposits from New Zealand and their fauna. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 390, 17-34


Peckmann J, Sandy MR, Taylor DG, Gier S, Bach W (2013) An Early Jurassic brachiopod-dominated seep deposit enclosed by serpentinite, eastern Oregon, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 390, 4-16

Link to the Special Issue: www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00310182/390

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