(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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How a wet tropical rainforest copes with repeated volcanic destruction

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The Holocene period for the province of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, is characterised by periodic catastrophic volcanism. Analyses of peat from 2 nearby sites within a lowland rainforest environment provide with a macro-level landscape account of the periodic destruction and recovery of the coastal forests during 7 periods of volcanic activity in the latter part of the Holocene. Radiocarbon dating shows the very close correlation of the peat and tephra layers at both sites, yet the pollen analysis reveals different vegetation communities. These initial results allow to begin identifying the processes of recovery, and to recognise different ecological pressures placed on vegetation at these neighbouring sites


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 64, no3 [pp. 399-406]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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