Vegetational development during the Late-Würm at Lobsigensee (Swiss Plateau)

Ammann, Brigitta; Tobolski, Kazimierz (1983). Vegetational development during the Late-Würm at Lobsigensee (Swiss Plateau). Revue de Paléobiologie, 2(2), pp. 163-180. Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève

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Lobsigensee is a small lake situated northwest of Bern at 514 m asl and was covered by Rhone ice during the Würm glaciation. Palynological and plant macrofossil studies of a Late-Wurm deposit in the littoral are presented. The stratigraphy of the sediments is from bottom to top : sand, sandy clay, clay, lake marl, peat. The Oldest Dryas consists of three local pollen assemblage zones recording the gradual establishment of a treeless vegetation rich in heliophilous and pioneer species and also containing dwarf shrubs in its third phase. At the transition from clay to lake marl a sharp Juniperus peak initiates the Bolling which is mainly dominated by tree-birches. This shift from dwarf birch to tree-birches is confirmed by the macrofossils analyzed. An equivalent of the Older Dryas is not found. The beginning of the Allerod is characterized by the expansion of Pinus and its end by the volcanic ash from Laach. There are slight but consistent indications of a more open vegetation during the Younger Dryas. The transition from lake marl to peat coincides with the boundary between Late-Würm and Holocene.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Palaeoecology
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Ammann, Brigitta

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0253-6730

Publisher:

Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

23 Jan 2018 09:19

Last Modified:

24 Jan 2018 09:19

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109192

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109192

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