Making stratigraphy in the Anthropocene: climate change impacts and economic conditions controlling the supply of sediment to Lake Geneva

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Title
Making stratigraphy in the Anthropocene: climate change impacts and economic conditions controlling the supply of sediment to Lake Geneva
Journal
Scientific Reports
Author(s)
Lane S. N., Bakker M., Costa A., Girardclos S., Loizeau J.-L., Molnar P., Silva T., Stutenbecker L., Schlunegger F.
ISSN
2045-2322
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Number
8904
Pages
1-11
Language
english
Abstract
The Anthropocene has been proposed as a profound, globally synchronous rupture in the history of the Earth System with its current state fundamentally different to that of the Holocene and driven by the geological force of human activity. Here, we show how stratigraphy is being made in a lake that is heavily impacted upon by climate change and human activities. For one of the largest inner-Alpine catchments in the European Alps, we draw attention to how sedimentation rates are a product of non-stationary, reflexive, human actions. In Lake Geneva, we identify both a human-induced climate change (HCC) signature and the effects of a recent economic shock on sediment extraction upon sediment loading to and sedimentation rates in the lake. The HCC signature thus reflects the nature of climate change impacts in this basin, where sediment accumulation rates evolve with climate, but where economic conditions contribute to shifts in the supply of sediment to the lake. Following social theory, we call this glocalization because of the combined importance and inseparability of human impacts across different spatial scales. The nature of human impacts on sediment delivery to the lake mean that the influence of humans is unlikely to be captured in the long-term depositional record.
Keywords
Multidisciplinary
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Open Access
Yes
APC
1600 EUR
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / CRSII2_147689
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03/07/2019 11:39
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