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Carbonate Platform Systems: Components and Interactions

Product Code: SP178
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by E. Insalaco, P. W. Skelton & T. J. Palmer
Publication Date: 20 November 2000
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Carbonate Platform Systems: components and interactions is a collection of 13 papers, plus an introduction, concerning the effects of organism-environment interactions in modern and ancient carbonate platforms, arising from the Lyell Meeting on ‘Organism-Environment Feedbacks in Carbonate Platforms and Reefs’ held at the Geological Society, UK. The papers presented here provide an integrated view of carbonate platforms, emphasizing dynamic interactions at all hierarchical levels and revealing the limitations of uniformitarian analogy in biotically influenced sedimentary systems. Selected case studies from around the world illustrate aspects ranging from the genesis of growth fabrics to changing patterns of carbonate platform development. The text will be of interest to sedimentologists, palaeontologists and marine ecologists alike. Readership: Sedimentologists, Palaeontologists, Marine Ecologists, Petroleum Exploration & Production Geologists and Marine Environmental Conservationists.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-074-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-074-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.80 kg

Contents

INSALACO E, SKELTON, P. & PALMER, T.J. Carbonate platform systems: components and interactions – an introduction • NAYLOR, L. A. & VILES, H. A. A temperate reef builder: an evaluation of the growth, morphology and composition of Sabellaria alveolata (L.) colonies on carbonate platforms in South Wales • STEUBER, T. Skeletal growth rates of Upper Cretaceous rudist bivalves: implications for carbonate production and organism – environment feedbacks • PERRY, C. T. & BERTLING, M. Spatial and temporal patterns of macroboring within Mesozoic and Cenozoic coral reef systems • WRIGHT, D. T. & ALTERMANN, W. Microfacies development in Late Archaean stromatolites and oolites of the Ghaap Group of South Africa • RIEGL, B. & PILLER, W E. Reefs and coral carpets in the northern Red Sea as models for organism – environment feedback in coral communities and its reflection in growth fabrics • NEBELSICK, J. H. & BASSI, D. Diversity, growth-forms and taphonomy: key factors controlling the fabric of coralline algal dominated shelf carbonates • GILI, E. & SKELTON, P. W. Factors regulating the development of elevator rudist congregations • GLYNN, P. W. El Niño-Southern Oscillation mass mortalities of reef corals: a model of high temperature marine extinctions? • GISCHLER, E. & LOMANDO, A. J. Isolated carbonate platforms of Belize, Central America: sedimentary facies, late Quaternary history and controlling factors • HOUSE, M. R., MENNER, V.V., BECKER, R. T., KLAPPER, G., OVNATANOVA, N. S. & KUZ’MIN, V. Reef episodes, anoxia and sea-level changes in the Frasnian of the southern Timan (NE Russian platform) • STÖSSEL, I. & BERNOULLI, D. Rudist lithosome development on the Maiella Carbonate Platform Margin • KIESSLING, W., FLÜGEL, E. & GOLONKA, J. Fluctuations in the carbonate production of Phanerozoic reefs • SCHLAGER, W. Sedimentation rates and growth potential of tropical, cool-water and mud-mound carbonate systems • Index. Principal authors: P. Skelton, The Open Univeristy, UK. L. A. Motliuk, University of Oxford, UK. T. Steuber, Ruhr-Universitat, Germany. C. T. Perry, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. D. T. Wright, University of Leicester, UK. B. Riegl, Larl-Franzens-Universitat Graz, Austria. J. Nebelsick, University of Tubingen, Germany. P. W. Glynn, University of Miami, USA. E. Gischler, Institut der Universitat Senckenberganlage, Germany. M. R. House, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK. I. Stossel, Geology Institute, Switzerland. W. Kiessling, Humboldt-Universitat, Germany. W. Schlager, Vrije Universitat, The Netherlands.

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