Growth pattern and oxygen isotopic systematics of modern freshwater mollusks along an elevation transect: Implications for paleoclimate reconstruction

  title={Growth pattern and oxygen isotopic systematics of modern freshwater mollusks along an elevation transect: Implications for paleoclimate reconstruction},
  author={Rupsa Roy and Yang Wang and Shijun Jiang},
  journal={Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology},
  • R. Roy, Yang Wang, Shijun Jiang
  • Published 15 October 2019
  • Geology
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Abstract Fossil mollusk shells are widely distributed in the geologic records and their oxygen isotopic compositions have been used to reconstruct seasonality, local climatic and elevation conditions. However, interpretation of isotope data from fossil shells to estimate paleoclimate and elevation is often ambiguous. This study examines the oxygen isotopic systematics of modern freshwater gastropods (Bellamya and Radix) shells along an elevation/climate transect in the Asian monsoon region of… Expand
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