"Addressing challenges in marine conservation with fish otoliths and their death assemblages"
Leonhard and Agiadi have published a paper in Geological Society, London, Special Publications: Conservation Palaeobiology of Marine Ecosystems.
The paper "Addressing challenges in marine conservation with fish otoliths and their death assemblages" is a review by the authors on current knowledge and the formation and preservation of "otoliths and their death assemblages, and the methods to obtain, date and analyse them in order to detect changes in the species traits and ecology, the fish population structure and the palaeoceanographic shifts that drove them."
The authors highlight the importance and potential use of fossil fish otoliths and otolith death assemblages for marine conservation and stress that there is a pressing need to combine a variety of life sciences approaches with other sciences in order to bridge temporal and methodological gaps.
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