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The influence of refugial population on Lateglacial and early Holocene vegetational changes in Romania

Feurdean, Angelica; Wohlfarth, Barbara LU ; Björkman, Leif LU ; Tantau, Ioan; Bennike, Ole; Willis, Katherine J.; Farcas, Sorina and Robertsson, Ann Marie (2007) In Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 145(3-4). p.305-320
Abstract
Romania has for a long time been lacking good palaeoenvironmental records, particularly for the Late Quaternary. A chronological framework had been nearly absent and the vegetation development had been reconstructed entirely from pollen data. Data sets from this part of Europe are important for assessing the spatial variability of past vegetation and climatic changes and to reconstruct tree migration routes at the end of the last glacial period. New palaeobotanical evidence has enabled us to address this gap and to provide a more comprehensive picture of the Lateglacial and early Holocene continental environment. This paper reviews results from radiocarbon dated sequences in Romania with the aim to place them in a larger perspective with... (More)
Romania has for a long time been lacking good palaeoenvironmental records, particularly for the Late Quaternary. A chronological framework had been nearly absent and the vegetation development had been reconstructed entirely from pollen data. Data sets from this part of Europe are important for assessing the spatial variability of past vegetation and climatic changes and to reconstruct tree migration routes at the end of the last glacial period. New palaeobotanical evidence has enabled us to address this gap and to provide a more comprehensive picture of the Lateglacial and early Holocene continental environment. This paper reviews results from radiocarbon dated sequences in Romania with the aim to place them in a larger perspective with regard to glacial refugia and tree immigration, and to asses the vegetation response to climatic oscillation from the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) to the early Holocene. This study documents that some coniferous and broad-leaved trees were present prior to 14,700 cal. yr BP in Romania, and thus it appears that this region may have been a refugial area for some tree species. During the Lateglacial, the vegetation shows a distinct response to climatic oscillations at all elevations, although the response is stronger at mid attitude (800-1100 m. a.s.1) than at high altitudes. Moreover, smaller climatic oscillations are only recorded at sites situated at mid altitudes, probably because these areas were located close to the tree line ecotone. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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macrofossils, plant, pollen, climate, glacial refugia, vegetation fluctuation, Lateglacial, Romania
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Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
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145
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305 - 320
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Elsevier
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10.1016/j.revpalbo.2006.12.004
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  abstract     = {Romania has for a long time been lacking good palaeoenvironmental records, particularly for the Late Quaternary. A chronological framework had been nearly absent and the vegetation development had been reconstructed entirely from pollen data. Data sets from this part of Europe are important for assessing the spatial variability of past vegetation and climatic changes and to reconstruct tree migration routes at the end of the last glacial period. New palaeobotanical evidence has enabled us to address this gap and to provide a more comprehensive picture of the Lateglacial and early Holocene continental environment. This paper reviews results from radiocarbon dated sequences in Romania with the aim to place them in a larger perspective with regard to glacial refugia and tree immigration, and to asses the vegetation response to climatic oscillation from the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) to the early Holocene. This study documents that some coniferous and broad-leaved trees were present prior to 14,700 cal. yr BP in Romania, and thus it appears that this region may have been a refugial area for some tree species. During the Lateglacial, the vegetation shows a distinct response to climatic oscillations at all elevations, although the response is stronger at mid attitude (800-1100 m. a.s.1) than at high altitudes. Moreover, smaller climatic oscillations are only recorded at sites situated at mid altitudes, probably because these areas were located close to the tree line ecotone. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Feurdean, Angelica and Wohlfarth, Barbara and Björkman, Leif and Tantau, Ioan and Bennike, Ole and Willis, Katherine J. and Farcas, Sorina and Robertsson, Ann Marie},
  issn         = {0034-6667},
  keyword      = {macrofossils,plant,pollen,climate,glacial refugia,vegetation fluctuation,Lateglacial,Romania},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {305--320},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology},
  title        = {The influence of refugial population on Lateglacial and early Holocene vegetational changes in Romania},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2006.12.004},
  volume       = {145},
  year         = {2007},
}