Quaternary Coral Reef Systems: History, Development Processes and Controlling Factors

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This book presents both state-of-the art knowledge from Recent coral reefs (1.8 million to a few centuries old) gained since the eighties, and introduces geologists, oceanographers and environmentalists to sedimentological and paleoecological studies of an ecosystem encompassing some of the world's richest biodiversity. Scleractinian reefs first appeared about 300 million years ago. Today coral reef systems provide some of the most sensitive gauges of environmental change, expressing the complex interplay of chemical, ...

Quaternary Coral Reef Systems: History, Development Processes and Controlling Factors 2009, Elsevier Science

ISBN-13: 9780444532473

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