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Organic carbon accumulation and productivity over the past 130 years in Lake Kawaguchi (central Japan) reconstructed using organic geochemical proxies

(2020) JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY. 64(4). p.365-377
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Organic matter in lake sediments contains information that can be used to reconstruct lake environmental histories over decades or centuries. In this study, we used organic geochemical proxies (i.e., total organic carbon [TOC], TOC/total nitrogen [TN] atomic ratios [C/N], stable carbon isotope ratios of TOC [delta C-13(TOC)] and palmitic acid [delta C-13(C16:0)], and nitrogen isotope ratios of bulk sediment [delta N-15(bulk)]) in sediments from Lake Kawaguchi, Japan, to reconstruct detailed histories of the organic matter accumulation and lake productivity over the past 130 years. Vertical profiles of the mass accumulation rate (MAR) of TOC in the eastern lake basin (core KAW14-7A) showed parallel increases with the C/N ratio from the 1960s to the 1980s, indicating an accelerated delivery of terrestrial organic matter via anthropogenic land-use change. In contrast, the C/N ratios in the western and central basins (cores KAW14-1A and KAW14-4B, respectively) were almost constant prior to the 1980s, suggesting that the increasing trends in the TOC MAR values in these cores are most likely attributable to the onset of eutrophication associated with rapid economic growth after the mid-1950s. On the other hand, the delta(15)N(bulk)showed a gradual increase from the late 1870s, providing evidence for anthropogenic nitrogen input to the lake prior to the apparent eutrophication. After the 1960s-1970s, the delta(15)N(bulk)values rapidly increased, demonstrating water deterioration associated with the direct nutrient discharge into the lake from domestic wastewater. The delta(13)C(C16:0)profiles displayed similar increasing trends to delta(15)N(bulk)from the mid-1960s, demonstrating a close relationship between lake productivity and anthropogenic nitrogen input in Lake Kawaguchi. Our geochemical records as a whole clearly show high algal productivity and enhanced deposition of organic matter in recent decades, suggesting that the amelioration of the lake water is a likely consequence of the transfer of nutrients to the sediment by enhanced productivity, rather than a decrease in the amount of nutrient inflow into the lake.
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Lake sediment, Eutrophication, Organic matter, Carbon isotopes, Nitrogen isotopes, Aquatic biomarker, MALAWI EAST-AFRICA, FRESH-WATER, MT. FUJI, DELTA-C-13, SEDIMENTS, MATTER, EUTROPHICATION, RECORD, DELTA-N-15, ISOTOPES

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Yamamoto, Shinya, et al. “Organic Carbon Accumulation and Productivity over the Past 130 Years in Lake Kawaguchi (Central Japan) Reconstructed Using Organic Geochemical Proxies.” JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY, vol. 64, no. 4, 2020, pp. 365–77, doi:10.1007/s10933-020-00142-0.
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Yamamoto, S., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Lamair, L., Miyata, Y., Ochiai, S., Nagao, S., … De Batist, M. (2020). Organic carbon accumulation and productivity over the past 130 years in Lake Kawaguchi (central Japan) reconstructed using organic geochemical proxies. JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY, 64(4), 365–377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-020-00142-0
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Yamamoto, Shinya, Aurelia Hubert-Ferrari, Laura Lamair, Yoshiki Miyata, Shinya Ochiai, Seiya Nagao, Nobuo Miyauchi, et al. 2020. “Organic Carbon Accumulation and Productivity over the Past 130 Years in Lake Kawaguchi (Central Japan) Reconstructed Using Organic Geochemical Proxies.” JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY 64 (4): 365–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-020-00142-0.
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Yamamoto, Shinya, Aurelia Hubert-Ferrari, Laura Lamair, Yoshiki Miyata, Shinya Ochiai, Seiya Nagao, Nobuo Miyauchi, Kunio Yoshida, Osamu Fujiwara, Yusuke Yokoyama, Vanessa Heyvaert, and Marc De Batist. 2020. “Organic Carbon Accumulation and Productivity over the Past 130 Years in Lake Kawaguchi (Central Japan) Reconstructed Using Organic Geochemical Proxies.” JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY 64 (4): 365–377. doi:10.1007/s10933-020-00142-0.
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Yamamoto S, Hubert-Ferrari A, Lamair L, Miyata Y, Ochiai S, Nagao S, et al. Organic carbon accumulation and productivity over the past 130 years in Lake Kawaguchi (central Japan) reconstructed using organic geochemical proxies. JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY. 2020;64(4):365–77.
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S. Yamamoto et al., “Organic carbon accumulation and productivity over the past 130 years in Lake Kawaguchi (central Japan) reconstructed using organic geochemical proxies,” JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 365–377, 2020.
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  abstract     = {Organic matter in lake sediments contains information that can be used to reconstruct lake environmental histories over decades or centuries. In this study, we used organic geochemical proxies (i.e., total organic carbon [TOC], TOC/total nitrogen [TN] atomic ratios [C/N], stable carbon isotope ratios of TOC [delta C-13(TOC)] and palmitic acid [delta C-13(C16:0)], and nitrogen isotope ratios of bulk sediment [delta N-15(bulk)]) in sediments from Lake Kawaguchi, Japan, to reconstruct detailed histories of the organic matter accumulation and lake productivity over the past 130 years. Vertical profiles of the mass accumulation rate (MAR) of TOC in the eastern lake basin (core KAW14-7A) showed parallel increases with the C/N ratio from the 1960s to the 1980s, indicating an accelerated delivery of terrestrial organic matter via anthropogenic land-use change. In contrast, the C/N ratios in the western and central basins (cores KAW14-1A and KAW14-4B, respectively) were almost constant prior to the 1980s, suggesting that the increasing trends in the TOC MAR values in these cores are most likely attributable to the onset of eutrophication associated with rapid economic growth after the mid-1950s. On the other hand, the delta(15)N(bulk)showed a gradual increase from the late 1870s, providing evidence for anthropogenic nitrogen input to the lake prior to the apparent eutrophication. After the 1960s-1970s, the delta(15)N(bulk)values rapidly increased, demonstrating water deterioration associated with the direct nutrient discharge into the lake from domestic wastewater. The delta(13)C(C16:0)profiles displayed similar increasing trends to delta(15)N(bulk)from the mid-1960s, demonstrating a close relationship between lake productivity and anthropogenic nitrogen input in Lake Kawaguchi. Our geochemical records as a whole clearly show high algal productivity and enhanced deposition of organic matter in recent decades, suggesting that the amelioration of the lake water is a likely consequence of the transfer of nutrients to the sediment by enhanced productivity, rather than a decrease in the amount of nutrient inflow into the lake.},
  author       = {Yamamoto, Shinya and Hubert-Ferrari, Aurelia and Lamair, Laura and Miyata, Yoshiki and Ochiai, Shinya and Nagao, Seiya and Miyauchi, Nobuo and Yoshida, Kunio and Fujiwara, Osamu and Yokoyama, Yusuke and Heyvaert, Vanessa and De Batist, Marc},
  issn         = {0921-2728},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Lake sediment,Eutrophication,Organic matter,Carbon isotopes,Nitrogen isotopes,Aquatic biomarker,MALAWI EAST-AFRICA,FRESH-WATER,MT. FUJI,DELTA-C-13,SEDIMENTS,MATTER,EUTROPHICATION,RECORD,DELTA-N-15,ISOTOPES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {365--377},
  title        = {Organic carbon accumulation and productivity over the past 130 years in Lake Kawaguchi (central Japan) reconstructed using organic geochemical proxies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10933-020-00142-0},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {2020},
}

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