Recent advances in understanding the terminal Ediacaran Earth-life system in South China and Arctic Siberia


The terminal Ediacaran contains dramatic changes in biogeochemical cycles, many of which are closely coupled with evolutionary transitions in the corresponding fossil records. Dynamic redox conditions may have caused a profound impact on early animal evolution. Our work highlights the significance of integrated bio-, litho-, and chemo-stratigraphy in geobiology research of the deep time.



Chemostratigraphy, Redox condition, Early macroorganisms, Biogeochemical cycles, Geobiology, Animal biomineralization, Alkalinity, Cloudina