A multi-proxy paleoecological investigation of the unique sediments from the former Komořanské jezero Lake, Most Basin, Czech Republic

01.01.2009 - 31.12.2012
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Internal investigator/coinvestigator: 
Lenka Lisá
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is coinvestigator
External investigator/coinvestigator: 
Jan Novák (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice)

The former Komořanské jezero Lake formed the largest and therefore the most important natural water body in the area of the Czech Republic. The absolute majority of unique lake sediments was destroyed due to the progress in coal mining in the last century. The principal aim of the proposed project is to save the paleolimnological information hidden in four rediscovered sediment profiles gathered in 1980s in order to reconstruct climatic events throughout Late Pleistocene and Holocene by means of multi-proxy approach. Tracking human impacts on the lake ecosystem belongs also to the main objects of the research. Immediate action is necessary on account to stop and prevent further biological decay of the profiles found after almost 25 years of inappropriate stocking.