Discussion on Pleistocene calcified cyanobacterial mounds, Perachora peninsula, central Greece: a controversy of growth and history

Andrews, J. E. and Leeder, M. R. and Portman, C. and Rowe, P. J. and Smith, J. and Kershaw, S. and Guo, L. (2007) Discussion on Pleistocene calcified cyanobacterial mounds, Perachora peninsula, central Greece: a controversy of growth and history. Journal of the Geological Society, 164 (5). pp. 1065-1072. ISSN 0016-7649 DOI 10.1144/​0016-76492006-193

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Abstract

J. E. Andrews, M. R. Leeder, C. Portman, P. J. Rowe & J. Smith write: we were very interested to read Kershaw & Guo's (2006) analysis of the conflicting views on the growth and history of Pleistocene cyanobacterial mounds (bioherms) from the Perachora peninsula in the eastern Gulf of Corinth rift, central Greece. A new field guide to this classic geological area and these spectacular exposures will soon be available (Leeder et al. 2007) and the issues we debate below have an important bearing on regional uplift rates, the role of faulting, and the environmental conditions required for cyanobacterial calcification. We welcome Kershaw & Guo's (2006) fair and balanced account of competing hypotheses for bioherm evolution, and particularly commend and accept their new interpretation of the cavity-dwelling, pendant coralline algae. However, we dispute the more fundamental basis of their interpretations and take this opportunity to discuss them further.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Discussion including reply by S. Kershaw and L. Guo (CASP)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2007 AREP 2007 P IA55, CASP
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Geological Society
Volume: 164
Page Range: pp. 1065-1072
Identification Number: 10.1144/​0016-76492006-193
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:01
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:01
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/109

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