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Russia-UK collaboration in paleontology: past, present, and future

Benton, M. J., Briggs, D. E. G., Clack, J. A., Edwards, Dianne, Galway-Witham, J., Stringer, C. B. and Turvey, S. T. 2017. Russia-UK collaboration in paleontology: past, present, and future. Paleontological Journal 51 (6) , pp. 576-599. 10.1134/S0031030117060028

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Abstract

There is a long history of collaboration between Russia and the United Kingdom in paleontology. This began, arguably, in 1821, with the seminal work by William Fox-Strangways, who produced a geological map of the area around St Petersburg. Most famously, Roderick Murchison carried out extensive surveying and observations throughout European Russia in 1840 and 1841, and published a major monograph on geology and paleontology of European Russia in 1845. Since then, and continuing today, there have been many fruitful collaborations on Precambrian life, Paleozoic marine organisms, terrestrialization of plants and vertebrates, the Permian–Triassic mass extinction, fossil mammals, human evolution, and conservation paleobiology.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0031-0301
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 January 2018
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 14:17
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/108036

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