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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1981)

Document title

The selection of sites for paleovegetational studies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JACOBSON G.-L. Jr. ; BRADSHAW R.-H.-W. ;

Abstract

The judicious selection of sites for paleovegetational and paleoclimatic studies permits paleoecologists to answer specific research questions that go beyond primary descriptions of past vegetation. We present a model that describes the relationship between basin size and pollen source area and predicts the proportions of local, extralocal, and regional pollen sampled by lake basins of different size. The distinctive sampling properties of lakes, peats and small hollows can be exploited to provide details of pattern in paleovegetation so long as attention is given to the limitations and problems of these types of sites. Combinations of sites types in a single study most fully exploit the information contained in sediments.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 16, no1 [pp. 80-96]

Bibliographic references : 92 réf.

Language

Anglais

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