(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Relationship between surface pollen assemblages and vegetation in Luonan Basin, Eastern Qinling Mountains, Central China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG W. (1) ; LI C. (2) ; LU H. (1) ; TIAN X. (3) ; ZHANG H. (1) ; LEI F. (1) ; TANG L. (4) ;
(1) School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Lake Science and Environment, Inst. of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing, CHINE
(3) College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal Univ., Xi'an, CHINE
(4) Nanjing Inst. of Geology and Paleontology, Nanjing, CHINE


In the catchment of South Luohe River, in the transitional zone between south and north China, 40 surface samples under 10 vegetation types were collected to reveal the relationship between pollen assemblages and vegetation. The results show that the surface pollen assemblages reflect the vegetation quite well. Cluster analysis and principal components analysis of pollen assemblages can distinguish forest and non-forest vegetation well. The former method is better at separating pine and mixed forests, while the latter is more stable and could better differentiate farmland and other non-forest area. The first axis of PCA mainly reflects the humidity


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 427-445]

Bibliographic references : 67 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



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