Diatom assemblage dynamics during abrupt climate change : the response of lacustrine diatoms to Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles during the last glacial period
Ampel, Linda; Wohlfarth, Barbara; Risberg, Jan; Veres, Daniel; Leng, Melanie J.; Kaislahti Tillman, Paivi. 2010 Diatom assemblage dynamics during abrupt climate change : the response of lacustrine diatoms to Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles during the last glacial period. Journal of Paleolimnology, 44 (2). 397-404. 10.1007/s10933-009-9350-7Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
The sedimentary record from the paleolake at Les Echets in eastern France allowed a reconstruction of the lacustrine response to several abrupt climate shifts during the last glacial period referred to as Dansgaard–Oeschger (DO) cycles. The high-resolution diatom stratigraphy has revealed distinct species turnover events and large fluctuations in stable oxygen isotope values in diatom frustules, as a response to DO climate variability. More or less identical species compositions became re-established during each DO stadial and interstadial phases, respectively. However, the relative abundance of the most dominant species within these assemblages varies and might indicate differences in climatic conditions. Interstadial phases are characterized by identical species successions. Transitions from stadial to interstadial conditions show a distinct Fragilaria–Cyclotella succession, which resembles the diatom regime shifts that have been recognized in some lakes in the Northern Hemisphere since the mid-nineteenth century.
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2010 > NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||28 Jul 2010 09:31|
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