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Evolution of the trophic state of Lake Annecy (eastern France) since the last glaciation as indicated by iron, manganese and phosphorus speciation

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Coppee, Véronique
Published in Journal of Paleolimnology. 2001, vol. 25, no. 2, p. 205-214
Abstract Lake Annecy sediments have been studied to provide an insight into the evolution of the lake trophic stale in response to climate changes during the Holocene. Determination of the concentration of carbonate, Fe, Mn, and different forms of P in conjunction with total sediment fluxes derived from C-14 ages allows an estimation of yearly fluxes of these sediment components. High fluxes of endogenic carbonate occur during the early to middle Holocene. Nonapatitic inorganic phosphorus flux is variable but shows some higher-than-present values during this period. These observations are interpreted as being a result of enhanced productivity by favourable conditions for phytoplankton development. In addition, the low Mn/Fe ratio of the redox-sensitive forms of these elements recorded during this period suggests low oxygen concentrations in the bottom waters. Therefore it appears that the lake may have undergone oxygen depletion in the bottom water during the warmer-than-present periods, due to increased productivity and subsequent oxygen consumption from the decay of organic matter. With future climate changes, this suggests that lake water quality may likely degrade under global warming.
Keywords Lake sedimentSpeciationCarbonateElement fluxesSediment accumulation rateHolocene
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LOIZEAU, Jean-Luc et al. Evolution of the trophic state of Lake Annecy (eastern France) since the last glaciation as indicated by iron, manganese and phosphorus speciation. In: Journal of Paleolimnology, 2001, vol. 25, n° 2, p. 205-214. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:17032

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