Ancient reef ecosystem expansion and collapse

@article{Copper2004AncientRE,
  title={Ancient reef ecosystem expansion and collapse},
  author={P. Copper},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={3-11}
}
Platform carbonate and, particularly, reef ecosystem development (with reefs representing the acme of carbonate platform growth) were highly cyclical in early to mid Paleozoic time, especially in relation to known or postulated times of global warming or cooling. These cycles do not appear to correspond to postulated 26 Ma rhythms seen in diversity patterns, nor were they regular. There were major periods of worldwide reef expansion (e.g. mid-Silurian-Late Devonian), corresponding to global… Expand
131 Citations

Figures from this paper

Reef development at the Frasnian/Famennian mass extinction boundary
  • 163
Coral Reefs
  • 90
  • PDF
The Paleoecology of Coral Reefs
  • 35
  • PDF
Global change and modern coral reefs: New opportunities to understand shallow-water carbonate depositional processes
  • 156
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...