Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Clim. Past, 12, 981–1007, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-981-2016

Special issue: Climatic and biotic events of the Paleogene

Clim. Past, 12, 981–1007, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-981-2016

Research article 15 Apr 2016

Research article | 15 Apr 2016

Major perturbations in the global carbon cycle and photosymbiont-bearing planktic foraminifera during the early Eocene

Valeria Luciani et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 2,518 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,274 1,000 244 2,518 331 106 121
  • HTML: 1,274
  • PDF: 1,000
  • XML: 244
  • Total: 2,518
  • Supplement: 331
  • BibTeX: 106
  • EndNote: 121
Views and downloads (calculated since 16 Mar 2015)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 16 Mar 2015)

Cited

Saved (final revised paper)

Saved (preprint)

Latest update: 21 Oct 2021
Download
Short summary
The symbiont-bearing planktic foraminiferal genera Morozovella and Acarinina were among the most important calcifiers of the early Paleogene tropical and subtropical oceans. However, a remarkable and permanent switch in the relative abundance of these genera happened in the early Eocene. We show that this switch occurred at low-latitude sites near the start of the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO), a multi-million-year interval when Earth surface temperatures reached their Cenozoic maximum.