The role of framework in modern reefs and its application to ancient systems

Title:
The role of framework in modern reefs and its application to ancient systems
Authors:
Hubbard, Dennis K.; Gill, Ivan P.; Burke, Randolph B.
Abstract:
Uniformitarianism — the principle that “the present is the key to the past” — forms the cornerstone of geologists’ efforts to unravel the prehistory of our world. When comparing modern and fossil reefs, a fundamental problem arises because the organisms that largely drive this important biological system have evolved over geological time. This has fueled a heated debate over the appropriateness of using modern reefs dominated by scleractinian corals as models for ancient ones built by stromatoporoids, sponges and a host of seemingly dissimilar organisms.
Citation:
Hubbard, Dennis K., Ivan P. Gill, and Randolph B. Burke. "The role of framework in modern reefs and its application to ancient systems." In The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems, edited by George D. Stanley, Jr., 351-386. New York: Springer, 2001.
Publisher:
Springer
DATE ISSUED:
2001
Department:
Geology
Type:
Book chapter
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4615-1219-6_10#page-2
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/595708

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dc.contributor.authorHubbard, Dennis K.en
dc.contributor.authorGill, Ivan P.en
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Randolph B.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-05T13:52:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-05T13:52:35Zen
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationHubbard, Dennis K., Ivan P. Gill, and Randolph B. Burke. "The role of framework in modern reefs and its application to ancient systems." In The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems, edited by George D. Stanley, Jr., 351-386. New York: Springer, 2001.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/595708en
dc.description.abstractUniformitarianism — the principle that “the present is the key to the past” — forms the cornerstone of geologists’ efforts to unravel the prehistory of our world. When comparing modern and fossil reefs, a fundamental problem arises because the organisms that largely drive this important biological system have evolved over geological time. This has fueled a heated debate over the appropriateness of using modern reefs dominated by scleractinian corals as models for ancient ones built by stromatoporoids, sponges and a host of seemingly dissimilar organisms.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4615-1219-6_10#page-2en_US
dc.subject.departmentGeologyen_US
dc.titleThe role of framework in modern reefs and its application to ancient systemsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4615-1219-6en
dc.identifier.startpage351en_US
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