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  Information - SSP15 Carbonate production from reefs and platforms: biotic and abiotic controls (co-listed in BG; co-sponsored by IAS)

Event Information
The aim of this session is to bring together scientists working on sedimentology and palaeontology of reefs and carbonate platforms and/or on the related fields of palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate and their relationship with evolution and structural changes of reefs and carbonate platforms.
We particularly seek contributions providing new insights into:
·How estimating quantitatively carbonate production from reefs and carbonate platforms;
·How carbonate production controls the platform / reef architecture;
·The role of distribution and evolution of carbonate producers;
·The influence of global factors such as global climate, palaeoceanography and sea-level changes;
·Carbonate production in transitional carbonates and mixed carbonate-siliciclastic settings.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Luis Pomar (Universitat de les Illes Balears) and Pamela Hallock (University of South Florida), "Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Factories: Reexamining Responses to Global-Scale Changes"

Chris T. Perry (Manchester Metropolitan University), "Holocene coral reefs in nearshore, terrigenous sediment-influenced environments - new insights into reef development in 'marginal' marine settings"

International Association of Sedimentologists

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