* The first full compilation of microbial mat features/structures preserved in the sliciclastic rock record
* High quality, full color photographs fully support the text
* Modern and ancient examples connect the formative processes and utilization of mat-related features in the interpretation of sedimentary rocks
Researchers and advanced graduate student in sedimentology, petrology, and petroleum geology
Atlas of Microbial Mat Features Preserved within the Siliciclastic Rock Record, 1st Edition
1. Prologue: an introduction to microbial mats. 2. Structures left by modern microbial mats in their host sediments. 3. Classification of structures left by microbial mats in their host sediments. 4. Mat features in sandstones. 5. Microbial mats on muddy substrates – examples of possible sedimentary features and underlying processes. 6. Discussion of some problems: unusual features and the importance of terminology. 7. Examples of stratigraphic units bearing outstanding mat features. 8. New developments in research on microbial mats.9. Palaeoenvironmental and chronological relationships of mat-related features, and sequence stratigraphic implications of microbial mats. 10. Conclusions.