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These links and readings are provided to support the Sedimentology module at the University of Derby, and are in addition to the classes, and the course and practical notes available from the University of Derby web site. Topics are not necessarily given in exactly the same order as in the course.

Textbook references are to:

TUCKER, M.E. 2001. Sedimentary Petrology: an introduction to the origin of sedimentary rocks. 3rd edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications.

JAMES, N.P. & DALRYMPLE, R.W. 2010. Facies Models 4. Geological Association of Canada. (or equivalent chapters in earlier editions by Walker and James)

Organic influences on sediments


Biogenic structures (trace fossils)

Reading reading
  • Tucker, chapter 2, section 2.3.4
  • James & Dalrymple, chapter 4
  • Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Trace Fossil volume (for reference)

Online lectures, tutorials & reading

Lectures and Tutorials




Shallow marine trace fossil assemblages

Marine trace fossils


Terrestrial trace fossils


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