A reconstruction of the palaeohydrological conditions of a flood-plain: a multi-proxy study from the Grabia River valley mire, central Poland
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Nauk Geograficznych i Geologicznych (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
BOREAS
ISSN
0300-9483
EISSN
1502-3885
Wydawca
WILEY-BLACKWELL
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2015
Numer zeszytu
3
Strony od-do
543-562
Numer tomu
44
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Liczba arkuszy
1,00
Słowa kluczowe
en
pollen
plant macrofossils
Cladocera
Chironomidae
geochemical and radiocarbon data
mire
palaeoclimate
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
This study investigated the Grabia River valley mire in central Poland to reconstruct its palaeoenvironmental conditions from the Younger Dryas to the present. We analysed sedimentological, biological and geochemical data from the palaeo-oxbow lake and valley mire to identify the principal hydrological trends, especially episodes of high water level. During the Lateglacial and Holocene, the Grabia River had a meandering channel, and its hydraulic parameters and the channel dimensions changed in response to climatic oscillations and vegetation development. We identified phases of high flood intensity and high groundwater level that correlate with regional and supraregional climatic events. The frequency and timing of palaeohydroclimatic oscillations show strong similarities to records from other sites in Poland and the rest of Europe. We show that various analytical methods, namely, pollen, plant macrofossils, Cladocera, Chironomidae, sedimentological, geochemical and radiocarbon data, can be effective tools for reconstructing past hydroclimatic changes in palaeo-oxbow lakes and investigating the effects of past climate changes on river environments. The high sensitivity of the biota, especially Cladocera, to changes in water level permits the reconstruction of palaeoecological changes, especially flood episodes that occurred in the river valley. In particular, the increase in the proportion of sediment-associated Cladocera and pelagic taxa was closely correlated with floods. Through comparisons with the palaeobiological data, geochemical data allowed the identification of humid phases within the fen associated with a rising groundwater table, direct fluvial activity (floods) and alluvial deposition. We also discuss the limitations of palaeohydrological reconstructions based on these proxies, especially on fossil aquatic invertebrates.
Cechy publikacji
discipline:Geografia
discipline:Geologia
discipline:Geography
discipline:Geology
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Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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PBN-R:671600
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