Geoconservation
1. Trace Fossils in Permian Rocks of English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

Malcolm Hart; Christopher Smart

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1908113.1031

Abstract
  The Permian breccias, conglomerates and sandstones of the English Riviera UNESCO Global geopark were deposited in quite harsh, desert environments just north of the Permian Equator. Body fossil evidence is completely lacking but rare trace fossils provide evidence of a land-based community. There is ...  Read More

2. The Ediacaran-Cambrian Radiation of Animals within the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara UNESCO Global Geopark, Spain

Iván Cortijo; Teodoro Palacios; Sören Jensen; José María Barrera

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2021.1918395.1076

Abstract
  Across the Ediacaran to Cambrian transition, some 541 Ma, the Earth's biosphere changed from one dominated by microbial organisms to one where multicellular organisms, including animals, rose to importance. Within a few tens of millions of years into the Cambrian Period an array of animal groups appeared, ...  Read More

3. The Armorican Quartzite: when trilobites ruled the Ordovician seas of the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara UNESCO Global Geopark, Spain

Ivan Cortijo; Sören Jensen; Manolo Garcia; Teodoro Palacios; José María Barrera

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2021.1922890.1085

Abstract
  Cruziana is a common and widespread trace fossil in Lower Palaeozoic strata that is generally attributed to the activity of trilobites. The Lower to Middle Ordovician Armorican Quartzite Formation of southern Europe contains well-preserved examples of the Cruziana rugosa Group. This paper outlines how ...  Read More