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The rise of complex ecosystems: unraveling and comparing aspects of exceptional preservation between Itajaí (Ediacaran, Brazil) and Francevillian (Paleoproterozoic, Gabon) paleobiotas

Grant number: 18/21886-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 15, 2019
Effective date (End): February 14, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Paleozoology
Principal Investigator:Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco
Grantee:Bruno Becker Kerber
Supervisor abroad: El Albani Abderrazak
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Humanas e Biológicas (CCHB). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Université de Poitiers, France  
Associated to the scholarship:16/01827-4 - Paleobiology of Itajaí Basin (Ediacaran? Santa Catarina): evolutionary and paleoecological implications, BP.DR

Abstract

Exceptional preservation is a rare process in the fossil record. Even less common is the preservation of soft parts. Nevertheless, reports of highly preserved soft tissues associated with aluminosilicates are increasing. Despite the expanding interest in this topic, there is a lack of knowledge and comprehension about the mechanisms behind clay mineralization of fossils. In fact, the importance of clays effects during preservational processes has been claimed in experimental approaches. This project aims to investigate the fossilization pathways that led to high fidelity three-dimensional and two-dimensional preservation of macroscopic organisms and microbial mats in two different geological unities: Itajaí and Francevillian basins. We will follow a systemic approach, considering geobiological and geochemical aspects of the fossils, aiming to understand its diagenetic history by the means of a diverse array of techniques, such as SEM/EDS, SR-XRF, EMP, TEM, XRD and K-Ar and Ar-Ar dating of illite. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BECKER-KERBER, BRUNO; BAREA DE BARROS, GABRIEL EDUARDO; GOMES PAIM, PAULO SERGIO; PRADO, GUSTAVO M. E. M.; ZUCATTI DA ROSA, ANA LUCIA; EL ALBANI, ABDERRAZAK; LAFLAMME, MARC. In situ filamentous communities from the Ediacaran (approx. 563 Ma) of Brazil. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 288, n. 1942 JAN 13 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BECKER-KERBER, BRUNO; GOMES PAIM, PAULO SERGIO; CHEMALE JUNIOR, FARID; GIRELLI, TIAGO JONATAN; ZUCATTI DA ROSA, ANA LUCIA; EL ALBANI, ABDERRAZAK; OSES, GABRIEL LADEIRA; PRADO, GUSTAVO M. E. M.; FIGUEIREDO, MILENE; AMARANTE SIMOES, LUIZ SERGIO; ALVES FORANCELLI PACHECO, MIRIAN LIZA. The oldest record of Ediacaran macrofossils in Gondwana (similar to 563 Ma, Itajai Basin, Brazil). GONDWANA RESEARCH, v. 84, p. 211-228, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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