Foraminiferal characteristics in mud deposits of the southeastern margin of Korea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Foraminiferal characteristics in mud deposits of the southeastern margin of Korea
Author(s)
Woo, H.J.; Choi, J.U.
KIOST Author(s)
Woo, Han Jun(우한준)
Publication Year
2006
Abstract
Six surface sediments from two offshore transects off Ulsan and Gampo, on the southeastern margin of Korea were taken for sediment and foraminiferal analyses. Sedimentary processes are dominated by reworking and resedimentation from storms in the area off Ulsan and hemipelagic suspension settling in the area off Gampo. Eighty-four foraminiferal species were identified in total assemblages, including 33 species of living populations and 9 species of planktonic foraminifera. The characteristics of foraminifera showed differences of offshore environments between Ulsan and Gampo. The number of living species, species diversity and equitability in Gampo offshore area had higher values than those in Ulsan offshore area. However, planktonic/benthic(P/ B) ratio showed higher in the Ulsan offshore area. The species diversity indices and P/B ratio indicated that environmental stability and surface-ocean productivity in the Gampo offshore area were relatively higher than the Ulsan offshore area. The difference of species compositions is useful for interpreting the paleoenvironments in mud deposits of the southeastern margin of Korea.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4937
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2006.28.2.067
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.28, no.2, pp.67 - 78, 2006
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
biodiversity; mud; paleoenvironment; planktonic foraminifera; sediment analysis; sedimentation; Asia; Eurasia; Far East; Gampo; Korea; North Kyongsang; South Korea; Ulsan [South Korea]; Foraminifera
Keywords
Foraminifera; Sediments; Southeastern margin of Korea; Surface-ocean productivity
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Coastal Sedimentary Processes,Micropaleontology(Foraminifera and Pollen),Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction,연안퇴적작용,미고생물(유공충 및 화분),고환경 복원

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