Volume 16, Number 4 (1989)

Methods in Quaternary Ecology #10. Other Fossils

Barry G. Warner
Department of Earth Sciences and Quaternary Sciences Institute, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Published 1989-12-12

How to Cite

Warner, B. G. (1989). Methods in Quaternary Ecology #10. Other Fossils. Geoscience Canada, 16(4). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3629


There are several plant and animal fossil types that are commonly encountered during routine analysis of other more conventional fossil groups. These less familiar ordiagnostic remains can be important paleo-ecological indicators, often complementing paleoenvironmental reconstructions based on other more widely used fossil groups. The composition of the fossil sediment or peat itself contains important paleoecological information, in addition to the fossils contained within its matrix. Analysis of peat components can refine species identifications and, in general, yield useful information on peat-forming plant communities.