Research in this regard has started, indicating the importance of oceanic currents and palaeoclimatic
events in shaping patterns of genetic variation of the species (Diringer et al., 2019).
In geological record, their alternate periods of adaptive radiation and decline are related to changes in sea level, climate, temperature and salinity which have made them useful tools for palaeoecologic, palaeobiogeographic, palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic
reconstructions (Frerichs, 1971; Fischer and Arthur, 1977; Hart, 1980; Wonders, 1980; Caron and Homewood, 1983; Leckie, 1989; Sliter, 1992; Sliter and Leckie, 1993; Khan et al., 2017).
These are widely used to determine for example water properties, palaeoclimatic
events, the history of vegetation and human impact (Battarbee 2000; de Jong et al.
Giorgioni, "Early dolomitization in the Lower Cretaceous shallow-water carbonates of Southern Apennines (Italy): Clues about palaeoclimatic
fluctuations in western Tethys," Sedimentary Geology, vol.
On the palaeoclimatic
potential of a millennium-long oak ring width chronology from Slovakia.
and Kolstrom, T.: 2004, Periodicity of climate conditions and solar variability derived from dendrochronological and other palaeoclimatic
data in high latitudes.
Sedimentary and organic geo-chemical investigation of tertiary lacustrine oil shale in the central Tibetan plateau: Palaeolimnological and palaeoclimatic
Zhao, 2012: Evaluation of climate models using palaeoclimatic
Correlation between palaeoclimatic
data, previously obtained from oxygen isotopes, and the TOC content reveals that black shales and organic-rich sediments were deposited not only during warming intervals but also during a prominent cooling event that occurred at the Late Pliensbachian.
(1994) Carbon- and oxygen-isotope stratigraphy of the English chalk and Italian Scaglia and its palaeoclimatic
The extent of preservation is good and morphological characters can be helpful in palaeoclimatic
interpretations at that time.