Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 13, 483–497, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 483–497, 2016

Research article 25 Jan 2016

Research article | 25 Jan 2016

Fossil invertebrates records in cave sediments and paleoenvironmental assessments – a study of four cave sites from Romanian Carpathians

O. T. Moldovan et al.

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The paper presents the results of a fossil invertebrates study in four caves of the Romanian Carpathians, to complement paleoenvironmental data previously reported. Oribatid mites and ostracods are the most common invertebrates in the studied cave sediments. By corroborating the fossil invertebrates' record with the information given by magnetic properties and sediment structures, complementary data on past vegetation, temperatures, and hydraulic regimes could be gathered.
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