JURASSIC REEF PARK: educational online article on reefs
reinhold.leinfelder at po.uni-stuttgart.de
Mon Mar 18 10:32:31 EST 1996
One of the duties of reef research is to inform the public about the
importance of reefs.
Under this scope I would like to announce the web-launch of an
educational geoscience online article on Jurassic Reefs:
The JURASSIC REEF PARK
(in German and English; by Reinhold Leinfelder, Stuttgart).
The article tries to focus in a (hopefully) understandable way on the
What are the general features of modern and Ancient reefs?
(basic environmental demands of reefs, principal reef organisms:
modern and ancient)
Why were Jurassic reefs so different from modern ones?
(different shelf configuration, different climate, different
circulation, different organisms)
Can Jurassic reefs tell us more about the Jurassic world?
(inform about shelf configuration, climate, sea-level change etc).
Can Jurassic reefs contribute to the understanding of present Global Change?
(Composition and frequencies of Jurassic reefs have changed
drastically during a warming episode,
preceeding shallow water oxygen depletion; many similarities with
Reefs as climatic buffers? )
The URL is:
(but you also may reach the article by going through our IGPS-homepage or
our Reefgroup Homepage, see below)
Simplifying without making overgeneralizations and mistakes is one of the
major problem of such an article. Any comments, suggestions and critics are
therefore greatly welcome (and your name will naturally appear in the
acknowledgements). The glossary and scientific annotations should be
enlarged in the future.
PS: Please forgive me if you have received this or a similar mail already
through another round-letter.
Institut fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie der Universitaet Stuttgart
D-70174 Stuttgart, Germany
e-mail: reinhold.leinfelder at po.uni-stuttgart.de
phone: ++49-711-1211340 or -1339
How about a look at our reef group pages?
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