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The effect of sediment source changes on pollen records in lake sediments

Pittam, Nathan J. and Mighall, T. M. and Foster, Ian D.L. (2006) The effect of sediment source changes on pollen records in lake sediments. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 6 (5-6). pp. 677-683. ISSN 1567-7230

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11267-006-9053-2


A major focus of palynological research has been to assess the various pathways by which pollen is delivered to sedimentary archives. In open lake systems, the contribution of streamborne pollen to lake sediments is thought to be highly significant. Despite this, little research has attempted to identify changes in the pollen record that might be attributed to changing sediment pathways rather than to changes in vegetation. This research aims to partially redress this gap by examining a dated pollen sequence from Kyre Pool, Worcestershire, England. The results presented in this paper suggest that some changes in sediment source, as determined by a fingerprinting approach, can influence the pollen record reconstructed from a lake sediment profile.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:6074
Deposited On:19 Feb 2009 15:22
Last Modified:16 Dec 2009 12:31

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