Isotopic Geochemistry and Paleobiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785481352

Isotopic Geochemistry and Paleobiology

1st Edition

Authors: Romain Amiot Christophe Lecuyer Eric Buffetaut
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785481352
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 2029
Page Count: 150
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Isotopic Geochemistry and Paleobiology explores the application of stable isotope geochemistry to extinct vertebrates that have no extant equivalent. With a strong focus on dinosaur paleontology, the book examines how various aspects of dinosaur lifestyles, such as ecology (diet, living environment, reproduction), physiology (body temperature regulation) and climatic conditions can be inferred from the stable isotope composition of fossilized, mineralized tissues (bones, teeth). It is a valuable resource for researchers and students in the geosciences, evolutionary biology and paleoclimatology who want to better understand how to analyze and interpret dinosaur fossil remains.

Key Features

  • Offers the first comprehensive book dedicated to the application of stable isotope geochemistry to extinct vertebrates that have no extant equivalent (dinosaurs)
  • Features the latest advances in stable isotope geochemistry and its application to dinosaur paleontology


Scientific community in Geosciences, Evolutionary Biology and Paleoclimatology, including university students

Table of Contents

  1. General principles
    2. Cretaceous climates
    3. Physiology
    4. Living environment
    5. Diet
    6. Reproduction


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About the Author

Romain Amiot

Romain Amiot obtained a PhD in Earth and Life Science from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, and a postdoc position from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has worked as a teacher at the Université de Savoie in France and at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. Since 2010, he has been working as a Research Fellow at the CNRS.

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS Researcher (CR1), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Christophe Lecuyer

Christophe Lécuyer obtained his PhD in 1989 at the University of Rennes. He is professor of Geochemistry at the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, and Manager of Laboratory CNRS UMR 5125 "Paléoenvironnements & Paléobiosphère". Mr Lécuyer is also professor at the institut Universitaire de France since 2002. He focuses his research on the reconstructions of the paleo-environments and the dynamics of material transfers between large envelopes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Institut Universitaire de France

Eric Buffetaut

Eric Buffetaut is Director of Research Emeritus at the National Center of Scientific Research (Geology Department of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris). After working on crocodiles, dinosaurs and pterosaurs, he is now mainly interested in the paleobiology of extinct birds.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center of Scientific Research, France

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