Special Issue “Organic Matter in Sedimentary Systems: Insights from Organic Petrology and Organic Geochemistry”

Special Issue “Organic Matter in Sedimentary Systems: Insights from Organic Petrology and Organic Geochemistry”


Paula Alexandra Gonçalves

Guest Editor

Institute of Earth Sciences – Porto pole and Departamento de Geociências, Ambiente e Ordenamento do Território, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto.

Dr. Carolina Fonseca

Guest Editor

Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, Université de Toulouse, CNES, CNRS, IRD, UPS, 14 avenue Édouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organic matter present in sediments and sedimentary rocks consists of a diverse mixture of organic components, with different properties, which usually corresponds to the lowest proportion of the sedimentary fraction (except in coals). The characterization of the organic matter is of great importance in Earth Sciences and requires an understanding of several processes, from sedimentological to geochemical and physical. The integration of organic petrological and organic geochemical data is an asset in the organic matter study, since it contributes, for example, to the identification of the type of organic matter, to assess depositional environments and to recognize incarbonization/maturation processes.

This Special Issue will focus on the characterization of organic matter in sediments and sedimentary rocks, for a better understanding of its origin, preservation, thermal evolution, and depositional environment. Contributions may embrace a broad spectrum of techniques applied to organic matter, both petrographic and geochemical. Studies that illustrate the relationships between organic and inorganic fractions are also welcome.

We thank you and look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Paula Alexandra Gonçalves

Dr. Carolina Fonseca

Guest Editors

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