Preface for "Tropical Large Benthic Foraminifera: Adaption, Extinction, and Radiation"

Claire E. Reymond, Pamela Hallock, Hildegard Westphal

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The purpose of this special issue is to bring together recent advances in the field of research on LBF (Large Benthic Fora- minifera) for those working on the topic and also to the broader bio-geological community. Here we give a brief overview on the development of the term LBF, state of knowledge on key moments in evolutionary history, current systematics, paleo- ecology, stratigraphy, and sketch possible future directions of LBF research. Perhaps our view is biased, but in our percep- tion, LBF research is maturing into a rich multidisciplinary dis- cussion. The field has a strong geological foundation, yet there are still so many unknowns regarding the past, present and fu- ture responses of LBF to environmental factors. There is a lot of room for scientific breakthroughs, in particular when inte- grating both geological and biological approaches. We enjoyed putting this issue together and hope it is a springboard for fu- ture ideas.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1339-1347
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Earth Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-02-13
Acknowledgements: We would like to thank Journal of Earth Science for granting this special issue. Additionally, this special issue would not have been possible without the researchers who made contributions and the generosity of the reviewers who provided constructive feedback.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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