Special Issue "Decoding Global and Regional Neoproterozoic Changes from Sedimentology, Geobiology and Geochemistry"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 223

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lucía Gómez-Peral
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Guest Editor
Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Diagonal 113 # 275, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
Interests: precambrian; sedimentary successions; geochemistry; paleoclimate
Dr. María Julia Arrouy
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Hidrología de Llanuras "Dr. Eduardo Jorge Usunoff" (IHLLA), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Campus Universitario UNICEN, Calle República de Italia 780, Azul, Buenos Aires B7300, Argentina
Interests: precambrian; sedimentary successions; geobiology; paleoenvironments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Neoproterozoic period (1000–541 Ma) encompasses drastic worldwide changes, including extreme climatic events and transformative evolutionary transitions. Various lines of evidence indicate that these changes are recorded in sedimentological, geobiological and geochemical variations in the sedimentary successions. Hence, the comprehension of Neoproterozoic successions and their documented changes result in solid evidence to reconstruct the ancient climatic and environmental conditions regarding the paleogeographical context.

The contributions to this Special Issue aim to supply new data in the reconstruction of the assembly of the different Neoproterozoic sedimentary Earth records as the pieces of a puzzle. In order to reach a global and integrated vision of the paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic evolution of the Neoproterozoic Era.

Contributions can focus on: 1) methods and case studies of Neoproterozoic sedimentary successions for paleoenvironmental reconstructions of basin infills and/or paleogeographic evolution of sedimentary basins; 2) case studies on the geobiological significance of primitive life forms and their potential biostratigraphic evolution and correlation in the Neoproterozoic record; 3) case studies of geochemical and/or isotope analysis of Neoproterozoic sedimentary successions and paleoclimatic/paleoenvironmental-related events. Moreover, contributions can be a combination of the case studies mentioned.

This Special Issue aims at the disclosure of all the applications of sedimentology, geochemistry and geobiology to decode the evolution of the Neoproterozoic sedimentary successions worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Lucía Gómez-Peral
Dr. María Julia Arrouy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Precambrian sedimentary successions
  • geobiology and life radiation
  • biogeochemical cycle
  • biostratigraphy
  • sedimentary geochemistry
  • stable isotopes and isotope excursions
  • cap carbonate
  • glacial episodes
  • anoxic and oxygenation events
  • provenance and sediment routing
  • Neoproterozoic paleoenvironment, paleoclimate and paleogeography

Published Papers

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