Carbonate rocks record geochemical archives that inform ancient marine chemistry.

This project investigates Late Palaeozoic reefal carbonates that were transported across the Panthalassa Ocean (proto-Pacific) on oceanic seamounts before being accreted on to Japan as exotic terranes.

The Carboniferous and Permian reef rocks formed during the important period of late Palaeozoic climate change including imitation of major continental glaciation.

Project members

Professor Gregory Webb

Dorothy Hill Chair in Paleontology
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences