[Coral-List] PP013: Development and Application of Coral Proxies for Ocean Change

Anne M. Gothmann anneol88 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 14:58:23 EDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce our session " Development and Application of
Coral Proxies for Ocean Change” at the Fall AGU Meeting 2017 (New Orleans,
11-15 December 2017). Invited speakers will be Thomas Marchitto (University
of Colorado) and Andrea Burke (University of St Andrews).

Corals open an exceptional window into ocean climate and biogeochemical
change, from its deepest interior to its sunlit surface, on timescales
ranging from the Paleozoic to the present. Coral skeletons grow in rhythmic
structural patterns and can be accurately dated using radiometric methods,
providing unmatched temporal resolution and chronometric constraint.
Traditional isotope and element:calcium coral-based proxies have been
widely applied to reconstruct ocean temperature, salinity and circulation.
Now, creative new approaches are mining the organic and inorganic
components of tropical and cold-water corals and gorgonians for
novel information about the inner workings of the global oceans. In
parallel, an improved understanding of the processes governing
biomineralization, as well as the application of proxy system models, are
bringing new perspectives to coral proxies. This session welcomes
submissions from field, laboratory, theoretical and modeling studies that
develop and apply both traditional and novel coral-based geochemical and
structural proxies to enhance understanding of ocean change on
all timescales.

Please consider joining our session by submitting your abstract to

Deadline: 2 August 2017

We look forward to seeing you there!

Anne Gothmann (gothmann at uw.edu
Xingchen Tony Wang (xingchen at caltech.edu
and Anne Cohen (acohen at whoi.edu

Anne M. Gothmann, Ph.D.
Phone: 609 964 9336

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