Edited by J J Alvaro, M Aretz, F Boulvain, A Munnecke, D Vachard and E Vennin
This special volume will attract the attention of everyone interested in the fascinating diversity of Palaeozoic reefs and shell accumulations. The papers cover specific problems on nomenclature and facies characterization of reefs, shell accumulations and transitional composite deposits. Facies reconstruction needs the acquisition and integration of a wide- and multi-scale diversity of observations, which include field (global geometries), sample (fabrics) and thin-section (textures) scales. The key contributions will enable a better understanding of the main climatic, environmental and evolutionary factors that controlled the Palaeozoic development of shell-bearing strata and that in some cases, were associated with frame-building microbial and metazoan organisms.
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