The Marl Lakes of the British Isles

  title={The Marl Lakes of the British Isles},
  author={Allan Pentecost},
  • A. Pentecost
  • Published 23 December 2009
  • Environmental Science, Geography
Abstract Over 100 marl lakes from the British Isles are described and compared. About 75 % of the lakes are extant with the remainder dating from the Late Glacial or Holocene and now completely filled with sediment. Most of the lakes are, or were, Chara-dominated and of glacial origin and the majority are shallow and less than 4 m deep. These lakes contain important plant and animal communities and their sediments provide a valuable fossil and geochemical record of changes since the last… 
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