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Loss on ignition as a method for estimating organic and carbonate content in sediments: reproducibility and comparability of results
Five test runs were performed to assess possible bias when performing the loss on ignition (LOI) method to estimate organic matter and carbonate content of lake sediments. An accurate and stable
The spatial and temporal complexity of the Holocene thermal maximum
The Holocene thermal maximum, a period of relatively warm climate between 11,000 and 5,000 years ago1, 2, is most clearly recorded in the middle and high latitudes2, 3 of the Northern Hemisphere,
Tetraether membrane lipid distributions in water-column particulate matter and sediments: a study of 47 European lakes along a north–south transect
We studied the distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in water-column particulate matter and the top 5 cm of sediment from 47 lakes along a transect from southern Italy to the
A chironomid-based Holocene summer air temperature reconstruction from the Swiss Alps
We developed a quantitative chironomid-July air temperature inference model based on surface sediments from 81 Swiss lakes and applied it to the Holocene subfossil chironomid record of Hinterburgsee,
Reconstruction of Late Glacial summer temperatures from chironomid assemblages in Lac Lautrey (Jura, France)
A chironomid–July air temperature inference model based on chironomid assemblages in the surface sediments of 81 Swiss lakes was used to reconstruct Late Glacial July air temperatures at Lac Lautrey
The chironomid‐temperature relationship: expression in nature and palaeoenvironmental implications
  • H. Eggermont, O. Heiri
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 May 2012
It is demonstrated that the relationship between chironomid distribution and temperature seems strongest in relatively deep, thermally stratified lakes in temperate and subarctic regions in which the benthic ch ironomid fauna lives largely decoupled from the direct influence of air and surface water temperature.
Distribution of diatoms, chironomids and cladocera in surface sediments of thirty mountain lakes in south-eastern Switzerland
Abstract.Surface sediments from 30 mountain lakes in south-eastern Switzerland (Engadine, Grisons) were analysed for subfossil diatom, chironomid, and cladoceran assemblages. Ordination techniques
Within-lake variability of subfossil chironomid assemblages in shallow Norwegian lakes
  • O. Heiri
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1 July 2004
Subfossil chironomids in the surface sediments of five small and shallow Norwegian lakes were studied to determine the within-lake variability of fossil assemblages, changes in chironomid assemblages