Glacier dynamics influenced carbon flows through lake food webs: evidence from a chironomid δ13C-based reconstruction in the Nepalese Himalayas

@article{Belle2017GlacierDI,
  title={Glacier dynamics influenced carbon flows through lake food webs: evidence from a chironomid δ13C-based reconstruction in the Nepalese Himalayas},
  author={Simon J. P. Van Belle and Simona Musazzi and Andrea Lami},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={809},
  pages={285-295}
}
Using a sediment core covering the last 3,500 years, we analysed photosynthetic pigments’ concentrations in lake sediments and carbon stable isotopic composition of chironomid (Diptera, Chironomidae) remains (δ13CHC). We aimed to reconstruct temporal changes in aquatic primary productivity and carbon resources sustaining chironomid larvae in a high mountain… CONTINUE READING