The Rhynie Hot Spring System: Geology, Biota and Mineralisation

The Rhynie Hot Spring System: Geology, Biota and Mineralisation

The Proceedings of a Conference organised by the Rhynie Research Group, University of Aberdeen

Held  17 - 20 September 2003

Edited by Nigel H. Trewin and Clive M. Rice

The peer-reviewed proceedings of the above Conference have been published as Volume 94(4) of Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences. The Early Devonian Rhynie and Windyfield cherts of Scotland contain the most diverse terrestrial fauna of this age anywhere in the world. In this volume the history of research and the regional geology of this ancient hot-spring system are reviewed, and exciting new elements of the biota are described, such as a harvestman spider and the gametophytes of Rhynia. Reviews are presented of the sporophyte plants, the fungi, and of the biota of the Windyfield chert. Modern analogues of the Rhynie hot springs are represented by studies of modern hot-spring deposits in New Zealand and Yellowstone National Park. This volume brings together the results of diverse research themes related to this world-renowned deposit

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The RSE Scotland Foundation (on behalf of the Royal Society of Edinburgh), December 2004, 246pp, paperback. ISBN: 0 902198 29 7 [ISSN: 0263-5933].


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N. H. TREWIN & C. M. RICE - Preface

N. H. TREWIN - History of research on the geology and palaeontology of the Rhynie area, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

C. M. RICE & W. A. ASHCROFT - The geology of the northern half of the Rhynie basin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

M. BARON, S. HILLIER, C. M. RICE, K. CZAPNIK & J. PARNELL - Fluids and hydrothermal alteration assemblages  in a Devonian gold-bearing hot-spring system, Rhynie, Scotland.

S. R. FAYERS & N. H. TREWIN - A review of the palaeoenviroments and biota of the Windyfield chert.

J. A. DUNLOP, L. I. ANDERSON, H. KERP & H. HASS - A harvestman (Arachnida: Opiliones) from the Early Devonian Rhynie cherts, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

L. I. ANDERSON, W. R. B. CRIGHTON & H. HASS - A new univalve crustacean from the Early Devonian Rhynie chert hot-spring complex.

K. S. HABGOOD, H. HASS & H. KERP - Evidence for an early terrestrial food web: coprolites from the Early Devonian Rhynie chert.

A. J. ROSS & P. V. YORK - A catalogue of the type and figured specimens of Hexapoda from the Rhynie chert (Early Devonian) at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

D. EDWARDS - Embryophytic sporophytes in the Rhynie and Windyfield cherts.

H. KERP, N. H. TREWIN & H. HASS - New gametophytes from the Early Devoian Rhynie chert.

C. H. WELLMAN, H. KERP & H. HASS - Spores of the Rhynie chert plant Horneophyton lignieri (Kidston & Lang) Barghoorn & Darrah, 1938.

R. KELMAN, M. FEIST, N. H. TREWIN & H. HASS - Charophyte algae from the Rhynie chert.

T. N. TAYLOR, S. D. KLAVINS, M. KRINGS, E. L. TAYLOR, H. KERP & H. HASS - Fungi from the Rhynie chert: a view from the dark side.

B. JONES, R. W. RENAULT & M. R. ROSEN - Taxonomic fidelity of silicified filamentous microbes from hot-spring systems in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, North Island, New Zealand.

K. A. CAMPBELL, T. F. BUDDLE & P. R. L. BROWNE - Late Pleistocene silica sinter associated with fluvial, lacustrine, volcaniclastic and landslide deposits at Tahunaatara, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand.

A. CHANNING & D. EDWARDS - Experimental taphonomy: silicification of plants in Yellowstone hot-spring environments.