Journal article

Application of subfossil Bosmina and its δ13C values in tracing the long-term food web dynamics of shallow eutrophic lakes: A case in Taihu Lake, southeast China.

Longjuan Cheng, Giri Kattel, Bin Xue, Shuchun Yao, Lingling Li, Jinliang Liu

Science of the Total Environment | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Cladoceran subfossil assemblages have been used successfully to trace the signals of long-term changes in lake eutrophication. However, their potential for reconstructing food webs has not yet been explored extensively. Here, we assess whether the stable carbon isotope analysis (SCIA) of subfossil Bosmina can be used to reconstruct the eutrophication and food web history of a shallow lake in southeast China. Two 210Pb-dated sediment cores were collected from the western and central parts of Taihu Lake, one of the largest eutrophic lakes in the region. Multiproxy analyses of the cores were performed, including of the subfossil Bosmina assemblages, stable carbon isotopes of subfossil Bosmina (..

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Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China

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Awarded by National Basic Science and Technology Special Project