History of selected taxa

Lang, Gerhard; Tinner, Willy; Morales-Molino, César; Schwörer, Christoph; van Vugt, Lieveke; Gobet, Erika; Ammann, Brigitta (2023). History of selected taxa. In: Lang, Gerhard; Ammann, Brigitta; Behre, Karl-Ernst; Tinner, Willy (eds.) Quaternary Vegetation Dynamics of Europe (pp. 249-362). Bern: Haupt Verlag

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Basics: absence, presence, population establishment, spatial expansions, population expansions, population declines and extinctions of taxa
In European pollen records, the frequencies of taxa vary between and within regions with regard to both timing and abundances. If curves of single taxa are parallelized in space (e.g. from west to east or north to south) according to age, often temporal differences appear in important data properties such as the onset and the maximum of the pollen curves. It is tempting to interpret the onset of the curve as arrival and the increase as expansion of the species, as was done by von Post (1924, 1929) and later on Bertsch (1935, 1940) and others, though in those early days, it was impossible to synchronize the pollen records using radiocarbon dating.

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

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Lang, Gerhard, Tinner, Willy, Morales del Molino, Cesar, Schwörer, Christoph, van Vugt, Lieveke, Gobet, Erika, Ammann, Brigitta


500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)




Haupt Verlag




Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

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04 Sep 2023 14:32





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