Late Glacial-Holocene environmental history of the East Sayan Mountains (Southern Siberia, Russia): a paleolimnological study of mountain lakes

  • Bezrukova E.V. 1
  • Kulagina N.V. 2
  • Amosova A.A. 1
  • Volchatova E.V. 1
  • Levina O.V. 1
  • Tkachenko L.L. 1
  • Shchetnikov A.A. 2
  • Kerber E.V. 1
  • Filinov I.A. 2
  • 1 Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Favorsky Str., 1A, Irkutsk, 664033, Russia
    2 Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lermontov Str., 128, Irkutsk, 664033, Russia
Keywords: vegetation and chemical weathering history, climate, Late Glacial-Holocene, Oka Plateau, southern Siberia


Palaeoenvironmental changes including vegetation, chemical weathering intensity, lakes water level fluctuations, and climate dynamics, from the East Sayan Mountains were investigated using multiple proxies such as pollen, mineralogical, petromagnetic, X-ray fluorescence analyses and radiocarbon dating.