Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 19, 5167–5185, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 5167–5185, 2022
Research article
15 Nov 2022
Research article | 15 Nov 2022

Geodiversity influences limnological conditions and freshwater ostracode species distributions across broad spatial scales in the northern Neotropics

Laura Macario-González et al.

Data sets

Ostracode relative abundances in surface sediments in Northern Neotropics (southern Mexico, Yucatán Peninsula to Nicaragua) Laura Anahí Macario-González

Limnological, sedimentological, mineralogical and geological data of 76 aquatic ecosystems of the northern Neotropics (from Yucatán Peninsula Mexico to Nicaragua) sampled in 2013 Laura Anahí Macario-González, Sergio Cohuo, Philipp Hoelzmann, Liseth Perez, Manuel Elías-Gutiérrez, Margarita Caballero, Alexis Oliva, Margarita Palmieri, María Reneé Álvarez, and Antje Schwalb

Short summary
We evaluate the relationships between geodiversity, limnological conditions, and freshwater ostracodes from southern Mexico to Nicaragua. Geological, limnological, geochemical, and mineralogical characteristics of 76 systems reveal two main limnological regions and seven subregions. Water ionic and sediment composition are the most influential. Geodiversity strongly influences limnological conditions, which in turn influence ostracode composition and distribution.
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