New paper on using geochemical ratios as proxies for sediment transport

Our latest paper on using Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca as geochemical proxies for understanding sediment transport processes within coral reefs is in press. This paper is based on Jordan Gacutan’s honours thesis and we are really pleased to see it published. It shows how geochemical ratios on large benthic foraminifera is a good indicator of taphonomy and sediment transport. The main advantage is not only avoiding long hours in the microscope but being able of determining sediment transport paths even when formainifera abundance is low.

You can download the paper for free until the 7th October 2017 here:

https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/GN1YBofor5DCR?domain=authors.elsevier.com

Well done Jordan and everyone involved!

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*** Full paper biblio details***

Article title: Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca as novel geochemical proxies for understanding sediment transport processes within coral reefs Article reference: YECSS5565 Journal title: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Corresponding author: Prof. A. Vila-Concejo First author: Mr J. Gacutan Final version published online: 18-Aug-2017 Full bibliographic details: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 197C (2017) pp. 54-68 DOI information: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.08.010

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