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https://doi.org/10.5194/jm-43-81-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/jm-43-81-2024
Research article
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15 May 2024
Research article |  | 15 May 2024

The response of ostracod faunal assemblages to hydrology, lake level, and carbon cycling in a Jamaican marl lake: a palaeolimnological investigation

Hannah Greenway, Jonathan Holmes, and Michael Burn

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We studied ostracod assemblages from an 1800-year sediment record from a Jamaican lake to evaluate causes of change and to test a previous interpretation from a Late Pleistocene record, which suggested that lake-level change was the main control. We found that, rather than being a simple response to changing lake level, ostracod assemblage changes are a complex response to a range of factors. Our findings may have relevance to the interpretation of ostracod assemblages in other similar lakes.