Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments

Physical and Geochemical Methods

  • William M. Last
  • John P. Smol

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Alan E. S. Kemp, Jean Dean, Richard B. Pearce, Jennifer Pike
    Pages 7-22
  3. Timo Saarinen, Gunilla Petterson
    Pages 23-39
  4. William M. Last
    Pages 41-81
  5. William M. Last
    Pages 143-187
  6. Tim Lowenstein, Sean T. Brennan
    Pages 189-216
  7. Per Sandgren, Ian Snowball
    Pages 217-237
  8. Philip A. Meyers, Jane L. Teranes
    Pages 239-269
  9. Tom Korsman, Ingemar Renberg, Eigil DÅBakk, Mats B. Nilsson
    Pages 299-317
  10. Neil Rose
    Pages 319-349
  11. Brent B. Wolfe, Thomas W. D. Edwards, Richard J. Elgood, Kristina R. M. Beuning
    Pages 373-400
  12. Michael R. Talbot
    Pages 401-439
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 441-504

About this book


Theory Instrumentation NIR analysis of sediment samples Uses of NIRS in palaeolimnology Future perspectives Summary References Fly-ash particles. Neil Rose 319 12. Introduction A brief history Methods of extraction and enumeration Temporal distribution Spatial distribution Source apportionment The future Summary Acknowledgements References Part III: Stable Isotope Techniques 13. Application of stable isotope techniques to inorganic and biogenic carbonates. Emi Ito 351 Introduction Nomenclature and systematics of lake-water Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios of lake-water of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) Carbonates in lake-sediments Mollusks Ostracodes Charaphytes Isotope analysis Preparation of carbonate samples for isotope analysis Conclusions Summary Acknowledgments References 14. Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis of lake sediment cellulose: methods and applications. Brent B. Wolfe, Thomas W. D. Edwards, Richard J. Elgood & Kristina R. M. Beuning 373 xi Introduction Stable isotope tracers in lake Historical development Methods Key criteria for paleohydrologic reconstruction Applications Future research directions Summary Acknowledgements References Nitrogen isotopes in palaeolimnology. Michael R. Talbot 15. 401 Introduction Nitrogen in lakes: forms and distribution Nitrogen isotopes Nitrogen isotope studies in palaeolimnology: sampling and measurement Some examples Closing remarks Summary Acknowledgments References Glossary, acronyms and abbreviations 441 Index 493 xiii PREFACE The explosive growth of paleolimnology over the past two decades has provided impetus for the publication of this series of monographs detailing the numerous advances and new techniques being applied to the interpretation of lake histories. This is the second volume in the series and deals mainly with physical and geochemical analytical techniques.


Sediment fabric fluvial lacustrine paleolimnology

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Last
    • 1
  • John P. Smol
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of ManitobaCanada
  2. 2.Department of BiologyQueen’s UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0628-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47670-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5299
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