© 2001

The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems

  • George D. StanleyJr.

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xviii
  2. George D. Stanley Jr.
    Pages 1-39
  3. Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev
    Pages 121-157
  4. Norman D. Newell
    Pages 205-215
  5. Erik Flügel, Baba Senowbari-Daryan
    Pages 217-249
  6. Reinhold R. Leinfelder
    Pages 251-309
  7. Claudia C. Johnson, Erle G. Kauffman
    Pages 311-349
  8. Dennis K. Hubbard, Ivan P. Gill, Randolph B. Burke
    Pages 351-386
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 429-458

About this book


From the Preface: The chapters of this book contain contributions from an international group of specialists. They address some important themes in both modern and ancient reef systems. Some chapters contain `snapshots' of reefs of particular intervals, while others touch on relevant themes of both modern and ancient reefs - themes that weave their way through reefs of all ages.
This book opens and sets the stage with an introduction to both modern and ancient reefs and reef ecosystems. This chapter is also intended as a basic introduction for students, general geologists, and professionals or others who may be unfamiliar with reefs and reef ecosystems. The chapter addresses the living coral reef ecosystem, stressing among other relevant factors, the importance of ecological and physical interactions between the organisms and their environment. The chapter also addresses mass extinction and provides a general overview of the history of reefs.


Palaeoecology Sediment Sedimentation ecology ecosystem environment evolution reefs

Editors and affiliations

  • George D. StanleyJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems
  • Editors George D. Stanley Jr.
  • Series Title Topics in Geobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46467-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5446-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-1219-6
  • Series ISSN 0275-0120
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 458
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Paleontology
    Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
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'[...]this book is a tremendous source of basic information. and a relatively complete overview of modern and ancient reef systems. As such, it is a worthy addition to any carbonate geologist's library. Although not inexpensive at US $95.00, it is probably the best text presently available for upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in reef geology. In summary, the editor and the authors should be commended for a job well done.'
Carbonates and Evaporites (2002)