Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Research article
18 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 18 Jul 2023

Hydrological change in southern Australia over 1750 years: a bivalve oxygen isotope record from the Coorong Lagoon

Briony Kate Chamberlayne, Jonathan James Tyler, Deborah Haynes, Yuexiao Shao, John Tibby, and Bronwyn May Gillanders


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2022-39', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Sep 2022
    • RC2: 'Reply on RC1', Patrick De Deckker, 19 Sep 2022
      • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Briony Chamberlayne, 30 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Briony Chamberlayne, 30 Nov 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on cp-2022-39', Anonymous Referee #3, 23 Sep 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Briony Chamberlayne, 01 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Feb 2023) by Nerilie Abram
AR by Briony Chamberlayne on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2023) by Nerilie Abram
AR by Briony Chamberlayne on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We used geochemical signals in shells preserved in sediments to create a 1750-year record of hydrological change in the Coorong Lagoon of South Australia. The record is interpreted to reflect the balance of evaporation and precipitation and shows that it has always been a highly evaporated system. The record also shows similarities to other environmental reconstructions from the region. This knowledge can increase our understanding of the potential impacts of environmental change.