Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
20 May 2019
Research article |  | 20 May 2019

Ostracods as ecological and isotopic indicators of lake water salinity changes: the Lake Van example

Jeremy McCormack, Finn Viehberg, Derya Akdemir, Adrian Immenhauser, and Ola Kwiecien

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McCormack et al._Biogeosciences_2019 J. McCormack

Short summary
We juxtapose changes in ostracod taxonomy, morphology (noding) and oxygen (δ18O) and carbon (δ13C) isotopic composition for the last 150 kyr with independent low-resolution salinity proxies. We demonstrate that for Lake Van, salinity is the most important factor influencing the composition of the ostracod assemblage and the formation of nodes on the valves of limnocytherinae species. Ostracod δ18O shows a higher sensibility towards climatic and hydrological variations than the bulk isotopy.
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