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Tufas and Speleothems: Unravelling the Microbial and Physical Controls

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 336

By: HM Pedley(Editor), M Rogerson(Editor)

368 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, maps

Geological Society

Hardback | Jun 2010 | #206348 | ISBN-13: 9781862393011
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Our understanding of calcium carbonate precipitation within freshwater carbonate systems is being revolutionized by new quantitative approaches at both field and laboratory scale. These systems cover a diverse range of topical research areas including tufas, speleothems, stromatolites and microbial processes. Progress by various international research groups has been impressive, with major contributions to such areas as climate change, absolute dating, carbon sequestration, and biofilm construction and precipitation. A diverse sample of interrelated research is presented that provides a tantalizing glimpse of the interplay between microbial, geochemical and physical processes that control the development of tufas and speleothems.

Tufas and Speleothems: Unravelling the Microbial and Physical Controls will provide a cross-disciplinary platform that will stimulate further exchanges about new concepts, methodologies and interpretations associated with freshwater carbonates. In particular, it will help reinforce the importance of cross-discipline research: the driving force behind the new field of Geobiology.

Tufas and Speleothems: Unravelling the Microbial and Physical Controls was conceived at a 'Tufas and Speleotherms' workshop held in the Geography Department, University of Hull, UK in May 200


PEDLEY, H. M. & ROGERSON, M. Introduction to tufas and speleothems

JONES, B. Microbes in caves: agents of calcite corrosion and precipitation

GONZÁLEZ-MUÑOZ, M. T., RODRIGUEZ-NAVARRO, C., MARTÍNEZ-RUIZ, F., ARIAS, J. M., MERROUN, M. I. & RODRIGUEZ-GALLEGO, M. Bacterial biomineralization: new insights from Myxococcus-induced mineral precipitation

DITTRICH, M. & SIBLER, S. Calcium carbonate precipitation by cyanobacterial polysaccharides

ROGERSON, M., PEDLEY, H. M. & MIDDLETON, R. Microbial influence on macroenvironment chemical conditions in alkaline (tufa) streams: perspectives from in vitro experiments

ARP, G., BISSETT, A., BRINKMANN, N., COUSIN, S., DE BEER, D., FRIEDL, T., MOHR, K. I., NEU, T. R., REIMER, A., SHIRAISHI, F., STACKEBRANDT, E. & ZIPPEL, B. Tufa-forming biofilms of German karstwater streams: microorganisms, exopolymers, hydrochemistry and calcification

ARENAS, C., OSÁCAR, C., SANCHO, C., VÁZQUEZ-URBEZ, M., AUQUÉ, L. & PARDO, G. Seasonal record from recent fluvial tufa deposits (Monasterio de Piedra, NE Spain): sedimentological and stable isotope data

GRADZI?SKI, M. Factors controlling growth of modern tufa: results of a field experiment

PEDLEY, H. M. & ROGERSON, M. In vitro investigations of the impact of different temperature and flow velocity conditions on tufa microfabric

BENZERARA, K., MEIBOM, A., GAUTIER, Q., KA?MIERCZAK, J., STOLARSKI, J., MENGUY, N. & BROWN JR, G. E. Nanotextures of aragonite in stromatolites from the quasi-marine Satonda crater lake, Indonesia

BINDSCHEDLER, S., MILLIÈRE, L., CAILLEAU, G., JOB, D. & VERRECCHIA, E. P. Calcitic nanofibres in soils and caves: a putative fungal contribution to carbonatogenesis

PENTECOST, A. The fractionation of phosphorus in some modern and late-Holocene calcareous tufas in North Yorkshire, UK

ÖZKUL, M., GÖKGÖZ, A. & HORVATIN?I?, N. Depositional properties and geochemistry of Holocene perched springline tufa deposits and associated spring waters: a case study from the Denizli Province, Western Turkey

CAPEZZUOLI., E., GANDIN, A. & SANDRELLI, F. Calcareous tufa as indicators of climatic variability: a case study from southern Tuscany (Italy)

BALDINI, J. U. L. Cave atmosphere controls on stalagmite growth rate and palaeoclimate records

FAIRCHILD, I. J., SPÖTL, C., FRISIA, S., BORSATO, A., SUSINI, J., WYNN, P. M., CAUZID, J. & EIMF Petrology and geochemistry of annually laminated stalagmites from an Alpine cave (Obir, Austria): seasonal cave physiology

MATTEY, D. P., FAIRCHILD, I. J., ATKINSON, T. C., LATIN, J.-P., AINSWORTH, M. & DURELL, R. Seasonal microclimate control of calcite fabrics, stable isotopes and trace elements in modern speleothem from St Michaels Cave, Gibraltar

HAMMER, Ø, DYSTHE, D. K. & JAMTVEIT, B. Travertine terracing: patterns and mechanisms

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