“Paleoceanographic context of organic matter deposition on the Yangtze Craton, South China.”
PhD project title:
Paleoceanographic context of organic matter deposition on the Yangtze Craton, South China, during the Ediacaran Period.
This project targets an improved understanding of organic matter deposition and preservation in a classic Ediacaran black shale succession in the Yangtze platform (South China), where organic matter accumulation can be linked directly to basin geometry, redox conditions and fossil record. A broad set of geochemical proxies, including inorganic and organic proxies, will be apply together with organic facies modelling at a basin scale. By this approach, organic matter preservation will be used as a tool to understand the organic facies quality distribution linked to ocean chemistry and climate perturbations.