Almeida C. M., Barbosa C. F., Cordeiro R. C., Seoane J. C. S., Fermino G. M., Silva P. O., Turcq Bruno. (2013). Palaeoecology of a 3-kyr biosedimentary record of a coral reef-supporting carbonate shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 70 (SI), p. 168-176. ISSN 0278-4343.
Titre du document
Palaeoecology of a 3-kyr biosedimentary record of a coral reef-supporting carbonate shelf
Année de publication
Almeida C. M., Barbosa C. F., Cordeiro R. C., Seoane J. C. S., Fermino G. M., Silva P. O., Turcq Bruno
Continental Shelf Research, 2013,
70 (SI), p. 168-176 ISSN 0278-4343
This study assesses the 3-kyr paleoecology and sedimentary evolution of the Abrolhos carbonate shelf, Bahia, Brazil, using a two-meter-long core collected in a carbonate muddy sediment. The paleoecology was based on the distribution of benthic foraminifer functional groups associated with grain size, total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), C/N and delta C-13. The results identified three biosedimentary units showing that symbiont-bearing foraminifers (Peneroplis and Archaias) decrease in abundance. However, other small taxa (Miliolinella and Cornuspira) and stress-tolerant genera (Bolivina, Elphidium and Ammonia) increase in abundance toward the core top. Grain size decreases toward the top of the core, suggesting a weakening of hydrodynamic winnowing toward recent time. The TOC and TN concentrations increase, and the C/N ratios decrease, suggesting an increase of marine productivity from nearby goblet-shaped structures called "chapeiroes". Changes in the benthic foraminifer community can be linked to the sedimentological and organic matter input, which are the result of climatic and oceanographic variations at different spatial and time scales, thus illustrating reduced potential to support symbiont-bearing foraminifer communities to the end of the Holocene.
Plan de classement
Limnologie biologique / Océanographie biologique 
Géologie et formations superficielles 
BRESIL ; ATLANTIQUE SUD OUEST
Fonds IRD [F B010061430]