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Yasuto Itoh

Osaka Prefecture University

Dr. Yasuto's professional memberships include the American Geophysical Union, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Japan Geoscience Union, Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology, and Integrated Research Project for Active Fault Systems by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.


Radiometric Dating Biostratigraphy Tephrochronology Astronomical Time Scale Eustatic Sea-Level Change Tectonics Sequence Stratigraphy Thermochronology Snowball Earth Hypothesis Cambrian Explosion Mass Extinction Ocean Anoxic Event

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The long and intriguing history of our mother planet is reconstructed by means of chronological information originating from radiometric dating, biostratigraphy, tephrochronology, astronomical time scale and so forth. Recent rapid progress in those methodologies provides us with an accurate time sequence of crucial epochs for all the living creatures, which include the Cambrian explosion, recurrent mass extinctions, and ocean anoxic events.

This book presents the latest achievements of geochronological studies that attempt to obtain comprehensive visions of the mutual evolution of the Earth and life. Special emphasis is on the complex evolutionary processes of sedimentary basins that develop as a kind of byproducts of plate motions driven by dynamics of the mantle of the Earth. They record paleoenvironmental changes linked to the long-term climatic cycle and contain enormous reserves of natural resources. Stratigraphic and thermochronological studies of the formation mechanism of the tectonic carvings within the crust helps to assess their function as buffers of the material recycling system acting on the network of plate margins and sustainability of the global environment. The point is that basin research inevitably requires a multidisciplinary approach involving geophysical measures for the visualization of deep interior architecture and borehole survey technologies for the acquisition of age-diagnostic samples. Such an aspect is argued in this publication based on recent investigations.

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Yasuto Itoh

Osaka Prefecture University

Yasuto Itoh was born in Osaka. He received his PhD degree in Kyoto University. Now, he is a professor of the Graduate School of Science of Osaka Prefecture University. He conducts wide-range research into tectonics, stratigraphy, and paleomagnetism and has published more than 100 papers in the field of back-arc opening process, deformation mode of convergent plate margins, quantitative assessment of active faults, paleoenvironment of East Asia, and geochemical modeling of burial history of sedimentary basins. His professional memberships include the American Geophysical Union, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Japan Geoscience Union, and Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology. He is also a member of the Integrated Research Project for Active Fault Systems by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

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