Changes in the biota and sediments of glacial Lake Kozmin, Poland, during the late Saalian (Illinoian)
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Instytucja
Wydział Nauk Geograficznych i Geologicznych (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY
ISSN
0921-2728
EISSN
1573-0417
Wydawca
SPRINGER
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
4
Strony od-do
679-696
Numer tomu
49
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
2
Autorzy
(liczba autorów: 4)
Pozostali autorzy
+ 2
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Upper Saalian (Illinoian) glaciolacustrine deposits in central Poland, preserved in a tectonic graben, were exposed in an opencast lignite mine and investigated using sedimentological and micro-paleontological methods. The extraglacial lake sediments provide the first records of late Saalian cladoceran communities in central Europe, recovered from glaciolacustrine deposits. Sedimentation was dominated by a supply of clastics that fluctuated with the seasons, forming rhythmites. In addition to seasonal cyclicity, sedimentary and environmental conditions changed every several years to decades, with periods of increased inflow to the lake delivering sandy material, and periods of almost stagnant water dominated by suspension settling. The sediments contain Cladocera assemblages that indicate the lake was initially deep, oligotrophic, and filled with moderately cold water. Changes in Cladocera community composition and abundance were perhaps responses to climate seasonality. Zones without Cladocera were associated with seasons of higher inflow and sediment supply, and directly or indirectly, with tectonic activity in the graben. Earthquakes, documented by the presence of seismites, caused not only deformation of unconsolidated lake-bottom sediments, but possibly also changes in habitat characteristics. Combined sedimentological and biological data were used to infer the lake's history and show that deposits of glaciolacustrine lakes can be used as indicators of past ecological and climate changes. Š 2013 The Author(s).
Cechy publikacji
discipline:Geologia
discipline:Geology
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PBN-R:665613