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Understanding Earth Chapter 11: GEOBIOLOGY Life Interacts with the Earth Grotzinger • Jordan • Press • Siever
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Habitable Zones
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Carbonate Formation - “carbonate rocks are born” Modern carbonate “factories” (equatorial belt)
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Paleontology The study of ancient life, as seen in the fossil record Historical science Invertebrate, Vertebrate, Micropaleontology, Paleobotany N. Triche 2006 N. Triche 2006
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• The interaction between Life and the Earth • "study of how organisms have influenced and been influenced by the Earth's environmental history. .. goal is to provide a biological perspective on Earth history" Knoll and Hayes, 2000 • Includes: – Biological effects on climate, biogeochemical – Mediation by microbial organisms astrogeology, biogeography etc. – Often historical in nature
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