Research Highlight: Ecosystem development follwing deglaciation

Novus steering committee member Kendra McLauchlan (Kansas State University) and colleagues recently published a study of the sedimentary record of Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin. The team obtained a 10-meter core from Devil’s Lake, dating back 28,000 years, making this the longest paleoecological record in the northern United States. The study highlights a series of six lithological and ecological phases which incorporate changes in lake productivity, alterations of the fire regime, shifts in terrestrial vegetation, and anthropogenic influences on ecosystem nutrient cycling due to agricultural activities.

Full Citation:
Williams, J. J., K. K. McLauchlan, J. R. Mueller, E. M. Mellicant, A. E. Myrbo, and I. Lascu. 2015. Ecosystem development following deglaciation: a new sedimentary record from Devils Lake, Wisconsin, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 125: 131-143. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.08.009

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s