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Author Wisshak, Max.

Title High-latitude bioerosion : the Kosterfjord experiment : with 48 figures, 3 in colour / Max Wisshak
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 202 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences, 0930-0317 ; 109
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 109. 0930-0317
Contents Material and methods -- The Kosterfjord study site -- Bioerosion patterns -- Carbonate accretion patterns -- Quantitative bioerosion and carbonate accretion -- Ecological and palaeoenvironmental implications -- Summary and conclusions -- Outlook
Summary Bioerosion is the major force driving the degradation of marine skeletal carbonates and limestone coasts. A wide spectrum of mechanical and/or chemical boring, scraping or crushing organisms break down calcereous substrates, comprising various grazers, macroborers and especially microborers. Their traces on and within hard substrates are known from fossil carbonates as old as the Precambrian and serve as valuable palaeoenvironmental indicators. Bioerosion processes have been extensively studied in tropical seas, while corrsponding investigations from cold-temperate to polar settings remain sparse. For the first time, an experimental study yields insight into the pace of carbonate degradation and the chronology of boring community development along a bathymetric gradient in a high-latitude setting
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Coastal ecology -- Cold regions.
Erosion -- Cold regions.
Diagenesis -- Cold regions.
Marine borers -- Cold regions.
Carbonate rocks -- Cold regions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006930101
ISBN 3540368485 (Cloth)
9783540368489 (Cloth)