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Paleometry as a key tool to deal with paleobiological and astrobiological issues: some contributions and reflections on the Brazilian fossil record

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Gomes, Amanda L. S. [1] ; Becker-Kerber, Bruno [2] ; Oses, Gabriel L. [2] ; Prado, Gustavo [3] ; Becker Kerber, Pedro [4] ; De Barros, Gabriel E. B. [5] ; Galante, Douglas [6] ; Rangel, Elidiane [7] ; Bidola, Pidassa [8, 9] ; Herzen, Julia [8, 9] ; Pfeiffer, Franz [8, 9] ; Rizzutto, Marcia A. [10] ; Pacheco, Mirian L. A. F. [5]
Total Authors: 13
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Programa Posgrad Biotecnol & Monitorament Ambient, Rod Joao Leme dos Santos Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Recursos Nat, Washington Luiz 325 Km, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Rua Lago 562, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul, Inst Quim, Cidade Univ, Ave Costa & Silva Pioneiros, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Biol, Campus Sorocaba, Rod Joao Leme dos Santos Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba - Brazil
[6] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Lab, Ave Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro 10000, BR-13083100 Campinas - Brazil
[7] Univ Estadual Paulista, Unidade Diferenciada Sorocaba, Ave 3 Marco, 511 Alto Boa Vista, BR-18087180 Sorocaba - Brazil
[8] Tech Univ Munich, Dept Phys, Garching - Germany
[9] Tech Univ Munich, Inst Med Engn, Garching - Germany
[10] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Rua Matao, Travessa R 187, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 10
Document type: Review article
Source: International Journal of Astrobiology; v. 18, n. 6, p. 575-589, DEC 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Investigations into the existence of life in other parts of the cosmos find strong parallels with studies of the origin and evolution of life on our own planet. In this way, astrobiology and paleobiology are married by their common interest in disentangling the interconnections between life and the surrounding environment. In this way, a cross-point of both sciences is paleometry, which involves a myriad of imaging and geochemical techniques, usually non-destructive, applied to the investigation of the fossil record. In the last decades, paleometry has benefited from an unprecedented technological improvement, thus solving old questions and raising new ones. This advance has been paralleled by conceptual approaches and discoveries fuelled by technological evolution in astrobiological research. In this context, we present some new data and review recent advances on the employment of paleometry to investigations on paleobiology and astrobiology in Brazil in areas such biosignatures in Ediacaran microbial mats, biogenicity tests on enigmatic Ediacaran structures, research on Ediacaran metazoan biomineralization, fossil preservation in Cretaceous insects and fish, and finally the experimental study on the decay of fish to test the effect of distinct types of sediment on soft-tissue preservation, as well as the effects of early diagenesis on fish bone preservation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/02312-4 - Morphological reconstitution and systematic analysis of Corumbella werneri Hahn et al. 1982 (Tamengo Formation, Ediacaran, Corumbá Group), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: paleoecological and taphonomical implications.
Grantee:Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/21584-1 - Geobiological and palaeoenvironmental aspects of Corumbella werneri Hahn et al. (1982) and related biota (Ediacaran, Corumbá group)
Grantee:Gabriel Ladeira Oses
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/01827-4 - Paleobiology of Itajaí Basin (Ediacaran? Santa Catarina): evolutionary and paleoecological implications
Grantee:Bruno Becker Kerber
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/17219-3 - Diagenetic aspects of Orbiculoidea in phosphatic concretions (Devonian, unit 2, Chapada group, MS): taphonomic and paleoenvironmental implications
Grantee:Victoria Giopato Benini
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 16/06114-6 - The Neoproterozoic Earth System and the rise of biological complexity
Grantee:Ricardo Ivan Ferreira da Trindade
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants