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The deposition and accumulation of endemic planktonic diatoms in the sediments of Lake Baikal & an evaluation of their potential role in climate reconstruction during the Holocene

Mackay, AW; Battarbee, RW; Flower, RJ; Jewson, D; Lees, JA; Ryves, DB; Sturm, M; (1999) The deposition and accumulation of endemic planktonic diatoms in the sediments of Lake Baikal & an evaluation of their potential role in climate reconstruction during the Holocene. (ECRC Research Report 59 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Planktonic diatoms play a central role in studies of Lake Baikal. Not only are they dominant primary producers in the lake's food chain, but (i) the exceptionally long, lake sediment records are diatom rich, and (ii) many of the taxa are endemic which makes them of interest for evolution studies. In this study we have collaborated with Swiss and Russian scientists and the wider BICER (Baikal International Centre for Ecological Research) community to develop an understanding of the relationships between diatom production and life-cycle strategies, diatom sedimentation in the water column, and diatom preservation and accumulation in sediment records. Our primary aim has been to explore, using quantitative techniques, the potential and limitations of diatoms as indicators of past environmental change in the sediment record.

Type: Report
Title: The deposition and accumulation of endemic planktonic diatoms in the sediments of Lake Baikal & an evaluation of their potential role in climate reconstruction during the Holocene
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111796
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