Non-marine carbonates

The aim of this project is the development of a genetic classification of non-marine carbonate formations, which should be used as a foundation for the classification of standard carbonate types. On the basis of various worldwide profiles from the whole Phanerozoic, relationships between geo-tectonic positions of sedimentation areas and evolution of biotic and abiotic factors as well as fauna and flora associations will be examined. As a result, models for the interpretation of paleogeography, environment and basin development in non-marine sedimentation areas should be deduced.