Paleonet: Paleozoic Volcanism Databases?

Novack-Gottshall, Philip M. pnovack-gottshall at
Sun Sep 14 11:44:29 GMT 2014


Not sure if he has what you're looking for, but David Kidder at UOhio-Athens has compiled a lot of information on the Phanerozoic silica cycle and related phenomena (including rhyolitic volcanism). He might be the person to contact.

Representative paper:
Kidder, D. L., & Erwin, D. H. (2001). Secular Distribution of Biogenic Silica through the Phanerozoic: Comparison of Silica‐Replaced Fossils and Bedded Cherts at the Series Level. The Journal of Geology, 109(4), 509-522.


On 9/13/2014 4:34 PM, William Gearty wrote:
Hi everyone,
I understand that this type of request/question may not be common on this mailing list.
However, I was wondering if anyone knew of any databases of paleozoic volcanism?
I am trying to find out when the largest rhyolitic eruptions occurred over the course of the paleozoic.
With my limited experience, I haven't been able to find much of anything in terms of a database, and I would rather not have to read through hundreds, if not thousands, of papers to create my own database (although I understand this is how databases come to be in the first place).
Any info or insight would be greatly appreciated.

William Gearty
PhD Student, Paleobiology
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Stanford School of Earth Sciences<>

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 Benedictine University
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