High-latitude Bioerosion: The Kosterfjord Experiment by Max WisshakHigh-latitude Bioerosion: The Kosterfjord Experiment by Max Wisshak

High-latitude Bioerosion: The Kosterfjord Experiment

byMax Wisshak

Paperback | November 18, 2010

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Traces of the action of mechanical and chemical boring, scraping or crushing organisms on hard substrates appear in fossil carbonates as old as the Precambrian, providing valuable palaeoenvironmental indicators. Bioerosion has been extensively studied in tropical seas, but data from cold-temperate to polar settings remain sparse. This book presents an experimental study into the pace of carbonate degradation and the chronology of boring community development along a bathymetric gradient in high-latitude settings.

Title:High-latitude Bioerosion: The Kosterfjord ExperimentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pagesPublished:November 18, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642071953

ISBN - 13:9783642071959

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction,- 2.Materials and methods,- 3. The Kosterfjord study site,- 4. Bioerosion patterns,- 5. Carbonate accretion patterns,- 6. Quantitative bioerosion and carbonate accretion,- 7. Ecological and palaeoenvironmental implications,- 8. Summary and conclusions,- 9. Outlook.