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Human impact on the hydroenvironment of Lake Parishan, SW Iran, through the late-Holocene

Jones, Matthew D; Djamali, Morteza; Holmes, Jonathan; Weeks, Lloyd; Leng, Melanie J.; Lashkari, Arash; Alamdari, Kourosh; Noorollahi, Dariush; Thomas, Louise; Metcalfe, Sarah E

Authors

MATTHEW JONES MATTHEW.JONES@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Quaternary Science

Morteza Djamali

Jonathan Holmes

Lloyd Weeks

Arash Lashkari

Kourosh Alamdari

Dariush Noorollahi

Louise Thomas



Abstract

A multiproxy record from Lake Parishan, SW Iran, shows human impact on the lake and its catchment over the last 4000 years. The Parishan record provides evidence of changes in lake hydrology, from ostracod, diatom and isotope analyses, that are directly linked to human activity in the catchment; recorded by pollen and charcoal and supported by regional archaeological and historical data. The lake ostracod fauna is particularly sensitive to human induced catchment alterations and allow us to identify changes in catchment hydrology that are due to more than a simple change in precipitation: evaporation state. Oxygen isotope data from endogenic carbonates follow these faunal changes but also displays a longer trend to more positive values through the period, coincident with regional patterns of water balance for the late Holocene in the eastern Mediterranean.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2015-10
Journal The Holocene
Print ISSN 0959-6836
Electronic ISSN 1477-0911
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 10
Pages 1651-1661
APA6 Citation Jones, M. D., Djamali, M., Holmes, J., Weeks, L., Leng, M. J., Lashkari, A., …Metcalfe, S. E. (2015). Human impact on the hydroenvironment of Lake Parishan, SW Iran, through the late-Holocene. Holocene, 25(10), 1651-1661. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683615594242
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683615594242
Keywords agriculture, Iran, lake, late-Holocene, ostracods, pollen
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0959683615594242
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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