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This special publication Perspectives in Carbonate Geologyis a collection of papers most of which were presented at asymposium to honor the 80th birthday of Bob Ginsburg at the meetingof Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City in 2005. Themajority of the papers in this publication are connected with thestudy of modern carbonate sediments. Bob Ginsburg pioneered theconcept of comparative sedimentology - that is using the modern tocompare to and relate to and understand the ancient. These studiesare concerned with Bob's areas of passion: coral reefs andsea-level; submarine cementation and formation of beach rock;surface sediments on Great Bahama Bank and other platforms; originof ooids; coastal sediments; formation of stromatolites; impact ofstorms on sediments; and the formation of dolomite. The remainderof the papers apply the study of modern environments andsedimentary processes to ancient sediments.

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Dedication to Robert N. Ginsburg.

Depth-related and species-related patterns of Holocene reefaccretion in the Caribbean and western Atlantic: a criticalassessment of existing models (Dennis K. Hubbard).

The mystique of beachrock (Eugene A. Shinn).

A re-evaluation of facies on Great Bahama Bank I: new faciesmaps of western Great Bahama Bank (John J.G. Reijmer, Peter K.Swart, Thorsten Bauch, Robert Otto, Lars Reuning, Sven Roth andSusanne Zechel).

A re-evaluation of facies on Great Bahama Bank II: variations inthe δ13C, δ18O and mineralogy ofsurface sediments (Peter K. Swart, John J.G. Reijmer and RobertOtto).

Stable isotopes of carbon and oxygen in modern sediments ofcarbonate platforms, barrier reefs, atolls and ramps: patterns andimplications (Eberhard Gischler, Peter K. Swart and Anthony J.Lomando).

A tale of two storms: an integrated fi eld, remote sensing andmodelling study examining the impact of hurricanes Frances andJeanne on carbonate systems, Bahamas (Stacy L. Reeder and EugeneC. Rankey).

Rapid recycling of organic-rich carbonates during transgression:a complex coastal system in southwest Florida (Brigitte M.Vlaswinkel and Harold R. Wanless).

The paradoxical occurrence of oolitic limestone on the easternislands of Great Bahama Bank: where do the ooids come from?(Pascal Kindler and Albert C. Hine).

Calcareous epiphyte production in cool-water carbonate seagrassdepositional environments – southern Australia (Noel P.James, Yvonne Bone, Kirsty M. Brown and Anthony Cheshire).

Microbes versus metazoans as dominant reef builders: insightsfrom modern marine environments in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas(Miriam S. Andres, R. Pamela Reid, Emily Bowlin, A. PatriciaGaspar and Anton Eisenhauer).

Microbial dolomite precipitation under aerobic conditions:results from Brejo do Espinho Lagoon (Brazil) and cultureexperiments (Mónica Sánchez-Román, CrisógonoVasconcelos, Rolf Warthmann, Marian Rivadeneyra and Judith A.McKenzie).

Karst sub-basins and their relationship to the transport ofTertiary siliciclastic sediments on the Florida Platform (AlbertC. Hine, Beau C. Suthard, Stanley D. Locker, Kevin J. Cunningham,David S. Duncan, Mark Evans and Robert A. Morton).

Controls on facies mosaics of carbonate platforms: a case studyfrom the Oxfordian of the Swiss Jura (André Strasser andStéphanie Védrine).

The allocyclic interpretation of the 'Latemar Cycles' (MiddleTriassic, the Dolomites, Italy) and implications for high-frequencycyclostratigraphic forcing (Rob M. Forkner, Linda A. Hinnov,Robert K. Goldhammer and Laurie A. Hardie).

Phylloid algal mounds in the Paradox Basin, southwestern USA: analternative to the in situ constructional growth model?(G. Michael Grammer and Audrey L. Ritter).  

The Cincinnati Arch: a stationary peripheral bulge during theLate Ordovician (Michael C. Pope, Steven M. Holland and Mark E.Patzkowsky).

Reinterpreting a Proterozoic enigma:Conophyton–Jacutophyton stromatolites of theMesoproterozoic Atar Group, Mauritania (Linda C. Kah, Julie K.Bartley, and Alice F. Stagner).

Layering: what does it mean? (Harold R. Wanless).

Falling-stage systems tract in tropical carbonate rocks(Wolfgang Schlager and Georg M.D. Warrlich).

Early load-induced fracturing in a prograding carbonate margin(Donald F. McNeill and Gregor P. Eberli).

Markov models for linking environments and facies in space andtime (recent Arabian Gulf, Miocene Paratethys) (Bernhard M.Riegl and Samuel J. Purkis).

Evaluating validity and reliability in high-resolutionstratigraphic analysis (Carl N. Drummond and Lailah A.Marlow).


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