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Coral Reefs, Carbonate Sediments, Nutrients, and Global Change

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

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As the 21st century begins, studies of coral reefs, carbonate sediments, and limestones will continue to be fundamental to understanding the past, present, and future of marine ecosystems and global climate. An intellectually challenging aspect of carbonate research is the plethora of paradoxes associated with the biology of carbonate-secreting organisms, carbonate geochemistry, and carbonate depositional ecosystems. Discovering new paradoxes, deciphering existing ones, and deepening understanding of old ones undoubtedly will continue to engage carbonate researchers well into the new century.

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Coral Reef Benthic Community Gross Primary Productivity Great Barrier Reef Ozone Depletion 
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