Carbonate platforms are sensitive recorders of environmental change through geologic time. Climatically induced changes in sea level or changes in subsidence are expressed through migration of sediment belts that are recorded in the accumulating sedimentary succession. Changes in nutrient levels are recorded in shifts in the biotic community and, if eutrophic levels are reached, platforms may drown due to breakdown in carbonate production (Föllmi et al., 1994). Our group has been focusing on the ∼60 Ma Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous period, which was originally considered to have had uniform greenhouse conditions (Fischer, 1982). Available climate proxy data,...

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