Multiproxy approach for Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions from microorganisms (testate amoebae and foraminifera) and sediment analyses: The infilling of the Loire Valley in Nantes (France)

  title={Multiproxy approach for Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions from microorganisms (testate amoebae and foraminifera) and sediment analyses: The infilling of the Loire Valley in Nantes (France)},
  author={Maxence Delaine and Eric Armynot du Ch{\^a}telet and Viviane Bout‐Roumazeilles and Evelyne Goubert and Val{\'e}rie Le Cadre and Philippe Recourt and Alain Trentesaux and R{\'e}my Arthuis},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={407 - 420}
Foraminifera and testate amoebae are jointly used with sediment characteristics (sediment size, calcium carbonate, C, H, N and S proportions, and clay mineralogy) to reconstruct the Holocene sediment infilling of the Loire estuary (Nantes, France). The results reveal the infilling of the Loire Valley during the Holocene. Deposited on the Hercynian substratum, the first deposits are made of gravels with rare associated fauna. This corresponds to the gravel lag usually present as basal deposits… Expand

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