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Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of a Late Quaternary lagoon system in southern Brazil (Jaguaruna region, Santa Catarina state) based on multi-proxy analysis

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Author(s):
Carvalho do Amaral, Paula Garcia [1, 2] ; Fonseca Giannini, Paulo Cesar [2] ; Sylvestre, Florence [1] ; Ruiz Pessenda, Luiz Carlos [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Aix Marseille Univ, CEREGE, CNRS, IRD, F-13545 Aix En Provence 4 - France
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Dept Geol Sedimentar & Ambiental, BR-01498 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, CENA, Lab Carbono 14, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE; v. 27, n. 2, p. 181-191, FEB 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 12
Abstract

This paper provides a paleoenvironmental reconstruction of a Late Quaternary lagoon system in the Jaguaruna region of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. Integrated results of bulk sedimentary organic matter characterization (delta C-13, delta N-15 and C/N), microfossil (pollen and diatom) and grain-size analysis from three shallow cores (similar to 2.5m depth) allowed us to propose an evolving paleogeographic scenario in this coastal region for the last ca. 5500 cal a BP. The lagoonal system in this area was more extensive during the mid-Holocene than today, with a gradual and continuous lagoon-sea disconnection until the present. We add to the debate regarding relative sea-level (RSL) variations for the Brazilian coast during the Holocene and discuss the importance of sedimentary dynamics for interpreting changes in coastal ecosystems. The multi-proxy analysis suggests that changes in coastal ecosystems could be directly related to local sedimentary processes, which are not necessarily linked to RSL fluctuations and/or to climatic variations. Copyright (c) 2011 John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/11038-0 - Sambaquis and landscape: modeling cultural and natural relationships at the Brazilian southern shores, Santa Catarina
Grantee:Paulo Antônio Dantas de Blasis
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants