Carbonate Platform Systems: Components and Interactions by E. Insalaco, P. W. Skelton, T. J. Palmer

By E. Insalaco, P. W. Skelton, T. J. Palmer

Carbonate Platform platforms: elements and interactions is a suite of thirteen papers, plus an advent, about the results of organism-environment interactions in smooth and old carbonate structures, bobbing up from the Lyell assembly on 'Organism-Environment Feedbacks in Carbonate systems and Reefs' held on the Geological Society, united kingdom. The papers awarded right here supply an built-in view of carbonate structures, emphasizing dynamic interactions in any respect hierarchical degrees and revealing the restrictions of uniformitarian analogy in biotically inspired sedimentary platforms. chosen case reviews from worldwide illustrate elements starting from the genesis of development materials to altering styles of carbonate platform improvement. The textual content may be of curiosity to sedimentologists, palaeontologists and marine ecologists alike.

Readership: Sedimentologists, Palaeontologists, Marine Ecologists, Petroleum Exploration & construction Geologists and Marine Environmental Conservationists.

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Perry@mmu. ac. uk) 2 Geologisch-Palaontologisches Institut und Museum, Pferdegasse 3, D-48143 Munster, Germany Abstract: Macroboring of coral reefs has varied significantly through time, with the modern intensity and producer composition (usually dominated by sponges) as a rather recent phenomenon. Given the outstanding role and influence of bioerosion on framework morphology, community composition and sediment production, Modern conditions are therefore poor analogues for the structure and function of pre-Neogene reef systems.

For the sake of simplicity, 'cubic' packing of shells was assumed (Fig. 4a). Less than 10% matrix between rudist shells was measured on some cross-sections of Santonian rudist lithosomes (Gili 1992). However, such dense growth fabrics (Fig. 2) are exceptional, and rudist congregations were more frequently restricted to clusters of less than ten shells. Results Skeletal growth rates Annual skeletal growth rates of rudist bivalves which have been analysed by stable isotope sclerochronology range from less than 10 mm to 44 mm (Table 1).

1999), and intensity was strongest in shelf-edge reefs (Roniewicz 1974; Michalik 1982). Our own studies modify this picture. In the Ladinian Wettersteinkalk (northern Tyrol), 39 various environments are represented (Henrich 1983) but only microborings were found. 01/cm2 of coral substrate) but bivalves and sponges were present. 14 borings/cm2) with 'worms' dominating over bivalves and cirripedes (Table 2, Fig. 2). The upper Rhaetian reefs of Adnet, Austria, represent various environments with siliciclastic influx, from protected lagoon to open shelf (Bernecker et al.

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