The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems / Edition 1

The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems / Edition 1

by George D. Stanley Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306464675

ISBN-13: 9780306464676

Pub. Date: 11/30/2001

Publisher: Springer US

Eleven chapters detail the evolution of reef ecosystems, from the phanerozoic era to today. The trends associated with various periods are outlined, especially radiations, extinctions, carbonate precipitations, and global change. The Permian Guadalupian Reef complex of west Texas and eastern New Mexico receive particular notice. Black and white photographs, diagrams,…  See more details below

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Eleven chapters detail the evolution of reef ecosystems, from the phanerozoic era to today. The trends associated with various periods are outlined, especially radiations, extinctions, carbonate precipitations, and global change. The Permian Guadalupian Reef complex of west Texas and eastern New Mexico receive particular notice. Black and white photographs, diagrams, charts, and maps are included. Contributors include geologists, paleontologists, and ocean scientists from the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Russia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306464676
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Series:
Topics in Geobiology Series, #17
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to Reef Ecosystems and Their Evolution
Ch. 2Phanerozoic Reef Trends Based on the Paleoreef Database
Ch. 3Evolution, Radiations, and Extinctions in Proterozoic to Mid-Paleozoic Reefs
Ch. 4Paleoecology of Cambrian Reef Ecosystems
Ch. 5Biologically Induced Carbonate Precipitation in Reefs through Time
Ch. 6A Half Century Later: The Permian Guadalupian Reef Complex of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
Ch. 7Triassic Reefs of the Tethys
Ch. 8Jurassic Reef Ecosystems
Ch. 9Cretaceous Evolution of Reef Ecosystems: A Regional Synthesis of the Caribbean Tropics
Ch. 10The Role of Framework in Modern Reefs and Its Application to Ancient Systems
Ch. 11Coral Reefs, Carbonate Sediments, Nutrients and Global Change
Glossary
Index

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