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Paleoecology explains Holocene chemical changes in lakes of the Nhecolândia (Pantanal-Brazil)

  • Renato Lada GuerreiroEmail author
  • Michael M. McGlue
  • Jeffery R. Stone
  • Ivan Bergier
  • Mauro Parolin
  • Silane A. F. da Silva Caminha
  • Lucas V. Warren
  • Mario L. Assine
Primary Research Paper


The objective of this research is to examine the history of lentic ecosystem salinity in the southern Pantanal wetlands (Brazil). The timing and controls on hydrochemical changes were inferred using sponge spicule and diatom paleoecology on a Holocene-aged sediment core from Nhecolândia, a lake district situated on a fossil lobe of the Taquari megafan. The oldest portion of the core contains Heterorotula fistula spicules, indicative of an ephemeral freshwater lake that existed until ~ 4.6 cal ka BP. Benthic diatoms of the genus Gomphonema and Eunotia appeared ~ 3.2 cal ka BP, indicating a shallow and dystrophic environment. A transition to a more permanent lake that hosted freshwater sponges (e.g., Corvoheteromeyenia spp.), and diatom assemblages (e.g., Cyclotella meneghiniana, Aulacoseira pantanalensis) endured until ~ 1.3 cal year BP; after this time, most sponges and planktic diatoms disappear from the sedimentary record. High abundances of Anomoeoneis sphaerophora and Craticula guaykuruorum in the latest Holocene reflect a transition to a hyperalkaline, saline lake environment. The results suggest that Nhecolândia’s saline lakes may evolve from freshwater precursors due to local (biochemical) and regional (geo-climatic) controls on water availability, which has implications for patterns of biodiversity and ecosystems services in Pantanal.


Diatoms Paleolimnology Pantanal wetlands Saline lakes Sponge spicules 



The authors are grateful to the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for financial support of this project (Grant #2014/06889-2). We thank the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) for research grants to LVW and MLA (grant #308563/2013-1) and to SAFSC (Grant #476020/2013-1), Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes) for a doctorate scholarship to RLG, the University of Kentucky Vice President for Research for a seed grant to MM. We are grateful to the Luminescence and Gamma Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of São Paulo for access to optically stimulated luminescence dating facilities. We thank EMBRAPA-Pantanal for facilitating fieldwork. Dr. Fabiano Pupim (USP) and Dr. Aguinaldo Silva (UFMS) are gratefully acknowledged for their collaboration. We thank Dr. Karlyn Westover for assistance with constrained cluster analyses of the diatom data. The authors appreciate comments by the reviewers on an early version of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Lada Guerreiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael M. McGlue
    • 2
  • Jeffery R. Stone
    • 3
  • Ivan Bergier
    • 4
  • Mauro Parolin
    • 5
  • Silane A. F. da Silva Caminha
    • 6
  • Lucas V. Warren
    • 7
  • Mario L. Assine
    • 7
  1. 1.Instituto Federal do Paraná – Campus Assis ChateaubriandParanáBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Earth and Environmental SystemsIndiana State UniversityTerre HauteUSA
  4. 4.Laboratory of Biomass ConversionEmbrapa Pantanal, CPAPCorumbáBrazil
  5. 5.Laboratório de Estudos Paleoambientais da Fecilcam (Lepafe)Faculdade Estadual de Ciências e Letras de Campo MourãoParanáBrazil
  6. 6.Laboratório de Palinologia de Mato Grosso, Faculdade de GeociênciasUniversidade Federal de Mato GrossoCuiabáBrazil
  7. 7.Instituto de Geociências e Ciências ExatasUnesp - Universidade Estadual PaulistaRio ClaroBrazil

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