Journal article

New research on the development of high-resolution palaeoenvironmental proxies from geochemical properties of biogenic carbonates

AL Prendergast, EAA Versteegh, BR Schoene



Geochemical signatures from biogenic carbonates are being increasingly employed as palaeoenvironmental proxies. In turn, many of these proxy archives including mollusc shells, corals, and otoliths have periodic growth structures, which allow the reconstruction of chronologically constrained records of palaeoenvironmental variability at unparalleled high temporal resolution. Studying the growth and chemistry of these periodic growth structures is known as sclerochronology. Biogenic hard parts accumulate in geological or archaeological deposits, and can be directly dated using radiometric and racemisation methods. They therefore offer the opportunity for high-resolution palaeoenvironmental rec..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank all the participants and presenters in session P28 "Modern calibration of palaeoenvironmental proxies from biogenic carbonate geochemistry" at the XIX INQUA Congress for stimulating contributions and discussions. We also thank all the authors for their contributions to this special issue as well as the journal editors and managers for their patience whilst this special issue was completed. We are indebted to the many reviewers for their diligence in the review process and their many suggestions that helped to improve the manuscripts in this special issue. ALP was supported by an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship and a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship.