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Earth System: History and Natural Variability

Edited by : Vaclav Cilek,

Geological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic,

Rachel H. Smith,

Phonetics Laboratory, Department of Linguistics, UK


1. Universe as the Earth's Environment

Hartmut Schulz, Astronomical Institute, Ruhr University, Germany

Historical Overview of the Universe

Hartmut Schulz, Astronomical Institute, Ruhr University, Germany

Early Earth

Wouter Bleeker, Continental Geoscience Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

History of The Sun

Pavel Kotrc, Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic(ASCR), Czech Republic

Cosmic Influences on The Earth

Pavel Kotrc, Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic(ASCR), Czech Republic

Petr Pravec, Astronomical Institute, AS CR, Czech Republic

Karel Kudela, Institute of Exprimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia


2. Earth System: Structure, Dynamics and Materials

J.Brendan Murphy, Department of Geology, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada

Jaroslav Dostal, Department of Geology, Saint Mary's University, Canada

D. Nance, Department of Geological Science, Ohio University, USA

The Geosphere

Jaroslav Dostal, Department of Geology, Saint Mary's University, Canada

J.Brendan Murphy, Department of Geology, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada

Internal Forces

Dusan Plasienka, Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic

Time in the Geological Past of the Earth

Petr Storch, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Mineralogy

Milan Novak, Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Volcanic and Magmatic Rocks

Jaromir Ulrych, Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Vladimír Cajz, Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Metamorphic Rocks

J.Brendan Murphy, Department of Geology, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada

Jaroslav Dostal, Department of Geology, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Sedimentary Rocks

Jiri Adamovič, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Soils

Nicolas Fedoroff, Institut National Agronomique, France

Fluids in Geological Processes

Ondrej Sracek, Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic

Jiri Zacharias, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Czech Republic

Atmosphere and Climate

Vaclav Cilek, Geological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Non-renewable Resources

Saul B. Suslick, Institute of Geosciences - State University of Campinas/UNICAMP, Brazil

Iran F. Machado, Institute of Geosciences - State University of Campinas/UNICAMP, Brazil


3. Processes that Shape the Surface of the Earth

Marlene A. Noble, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Plate Tectonics and Landform Evolution

Dusan Plasienka, Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic

Coastal and Marine Processes

S. Jeffress Williams, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, USA

Rivers and Lakes

Evan S.J. Dollar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Glacial and Periglacial Processes

Jan Kalvoda, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Czech Republic

Wind Action

Manfred Frechen, Centre for Environmental Change & Quaternary Research, GEMRU, UK

Weathering and Development of Chemically Mature Soils

Nicolas Fedoroff, Institut National Agronomique, France

4. History of the Earth

Jaroslav Dostal, Department of Geology, Saint Mary's University, Canada

J.Brendan Murphy, Department of Geology, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada

Proterozoic History

Flemming C. Mengel, CONOCO Inc., USA

Palaeozoic History

Radek Mikuláš, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Ivo Chlupáč, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Czech

Mesozoic History

Jozef Michalik, Institute of Geology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic

Tertiary History

Donald R. Prothero, Department of Geology, Occidental College, USA

Quaternary History

Eric A. Oches, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, USA


5. Life on Earth

Donald J. Nash, Colorado State University, USA

David Storch, Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University, Czech Republic

Origin and Establishment of Life on Earth

Anton Markos, Center for Theoretical Study, Czech Republic

Evolutionary Mechanisms and Processes

Jaroslav Flegr, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic

Biodiversity

David Storch, Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University, Czech Republic

Past Global Crises

Jindrich Hladil, Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic


6. Evolution and Function of Earth's Biomes: Terrestrial Systems

Hansjoerg Kuester, Institute for Geobotany, University of Hannover, Germany

Tropical Rain Forests

Robert J. Morley, Palynova, UK

Evolution and Function of Earth's Biomes: Temperate Forests

Katherine Jane Willis, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK

Boreal Forest, Tundra and Peat Bogs

Sheila Hicks, Institute of Geosciences, Department of Geology, University of of Oulu, Finland

Arid Lands: Challenges and Hopes

Hala Nayel Barakat, University of Cairo, Egypt

Mountains

Jan Jenik, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Czech Republic

Grasslands and Savannas

Paulette Louise Ford, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USA


7. Evolution and Function of Earth's Biomes: Aquatic Systems

Hansjoerg Kuester, Institute for Geobotany, University of Hannover, Germany

Open Oceans

Radek Mikuláš, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Shelf Seas

Peter Jürgen Harries, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, USA

Major Coastal and Tidal Ecosystems

Lisa L. Robbins, USGS Center for Coastal Geology and Regional Marine Studies, USA

Evolution and Function of Coral Reef Ecosystems

Pamela Hallock, Department of Marine Science, University of South Florida, USA

Evolution and Function of Freshwater Ecosystems

Petr Pokorny, Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Epeiric Seas: A Continental Extension of Shelf Biotas

Peter Jürgen Harries, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, USA


8. Global Natural Cycles

James Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA

Mass and Energy: Interactions of the Earth's System

J.Brendan Murphy, Department of Geology, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada

Jaroslav Dostal, Department of Geology, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Biogeochemical Cycling of Macronutrients

Ei-Ichiro Ochiai, Department of Chemistry, Juniata College, USA

Biogeochemical Cycling of Micronutrients and other Elements

Ei-Ichiro Ochiai, Department of Chemistry, Juniata College, USA

Trace Elements and Contaminants

Tom Navratil, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Ludek Minarik, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Earth as a Self-Regulating System

Timothy Michael Lenton, Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

Mineral Resources for Life Support

Iran F. Machado, Institute of Geosciences - State University of Campinas/UNICAMP, Brazil

Saul B. Suslick, Institute of Geosciences - State University of Campinas/UNICAMP, Brazil


 

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