Pam Reid

Associate Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics


Ph.D., Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, 1985.

Research Interests

Carbonate sedimentation and diagenesis, geomicrobiology and biomineralization: formation and lithification of stromatolites; shallow-water alteration of carbonate skeletons; effects of sea level, volcanism and tectonics on processes of carbonate deposition.

Recent Publications

Macintyre, I.G., Prufert-Bebout, L. and Reid, R.P., 2000, The role of endolithic cyanobacteria in the formation of lithified laminae in Bahamian stromatolites. Sedimentology, in press.

Reid R.P. and Macintyre, I.G., 2000, Microboring versus recrystallization: further insight into the micritization process. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 70, p. 24-28.

Reid R.P., Macintyre, I.G., and Steneck, R.S., 1999, A microbialite/algal-ridge fringing reef complex, Highborne Cay, Bahamas. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 465, 18p.

Reid, R.P. and Macintyre, I.G., 1998, Carbonate recrystallization in shallow marine environments: a widespread diagenetic process forming micritized grains. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 68, p. 928-946.

Visscher, P.T., Reid, R.P., Bebout, B.M., Hoeft, S.E., Macintyre, I.G., and Thompson, J. Jr., 1998, Formation of lithified micritic laminae in modern marine stromatolites (Bahamas): the role of sulfur cycling. American Mineralogist, v. 83, p. 1482-1491.

Macintyre, I.G. and Reid, R.P. 1998, Recrystallization in a living porcelaneous foraminifer (Archaias angulatis): Textural changes without mineralogic alteration. Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 68, p. 11-19.

Steneck, R. S., Miller, T. E., Reid, R. P. and Macintyre, I. G., 1998, Ecological controls on stromatolite development in a modern reef environment: a test of the ecological refuge paradigm. Carbonates and Evaporites, v. 13, p. 48-65.

Steneck, R.S., Macintyre, I.G. and Reid, R.P. 1997, Unique algal ridge systems of Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Coral Reefs v. 16, p. 29-37.

Pinckney, J.L. and Reid, R.P., 1997, Productivity and community composition of stromatolitic microbial mats in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Facies, v. 36, p. 204-207.

Reid, R. Pamela, Carey, Steven N., and Ross, Daphne M., 1996, Late Quaternary sedimentation in the Lesser Antilles Island Arc. Geological Society of America Bulletin v. 108, p. 78-100.

Macintyre, I.G. and Reid, R.P., 1995, Crystal alteration in a living calcareous alga (Halimeda): implications for studies in skeletal diagenesis. Journal of Sedimentary Research, A65, p. 143-153.

Reid, R.P., Macintyre, I.G., and Post, J.E., 1992, Micritized skeletal grains in northern Belize lagoon: a major source of Mg-calcite mud. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 62, p. 145 - 156.

Reid, R.P. and Browne, K.M., 1991, Intertidal stromatolites in a fringing Holocene reef complex, Bahamas. Geology, 19, p. 15-18.

Reid, R.P., Macintyre, I.G., and James, N.P., 1990, Internal precipitation of microcrystalline carbonate: a fundamental problem for sedimentologists. Sedimentary Geology, 68, p. 163-170.

Reid, R.P., 1986, Non-skeletal peloidal precipitates in Upper Triassic reefs in Yukon (Canada). Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 57, p. 893-900.

Reid, R.P. and Ginsburg, R.N., 1986, The role of framework in Upper Triassic reefs in Yukon. Palaios, 1, p. 590-600.


Prof. Pamela R. Reid
of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Telephone: (305) 421-4606

Last Revised: August 11, 2005