Deep core of African lake gives insight to ancient lake levels, biodiversity

ScienceDaily: Syracuse Earth sciences professor Christopher Scholz and former Ph.D. student Robert Lyons have an unprecedented glimpse into the past of a lake with explosive biodiversity. Along with colleagues from six other universities, Scholz and Lyons have unearthed a 380-meter-deep time capsule from Lake Malawi. Lyons says the core shows that "East African moisture history over the last 1.3 million years is a lot more complicated than was previously postulated." The team's observed variation in lake level......

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