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Response of the Great Barrier Reef to sea-level and environmental changes over the past 30,000 years

Webster, Jody Michael; Braga, Juan Carlos; Humblet, Marc; Potts, Donald C; Iryu, Yasufumi; Yokoyama, Yusuke; Esat, Tezer; Fallon, Stewart; Thompson, W.G.; Thomas, Alex; McGregor, Helen

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Previous drilling through submerged fossil coral reefs has greatly improved our understanding of the general pattern of sea-level change since the Last Glacial Maximum, however, how reefs responded to these changes remains uncertain. Here we document the evolution of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), the world’s largest reef system, to major, abrupt environmental changes over the past 30 thousand years based on comprehensive sedimentological, biological and geochronological records from fossil reef...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164320
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0127-3

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