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By Huw I. Griffiths, Boris Kryštufek, Jane M. Reed

ISBN-10: 1402028547

ISBN-13: 9781402028540

ISBN-10: 9048167329

ISBN-13: 9789048167326

Balkan Biodiversity is the 1st try and synthesise our present knowing of biodiversity within the nice eu scorching spot. The conservation of biodiversity is one in all today’s nice ecological demanding situations yet Balkan biodiversity continues to be poorly understood, in a quarter with complicated actual geography and a protracted background of political clash. The Balkans convey notable degrees of endemism, rather in caves and historical lakes corresponding to Ohrid; mendacity on the crossroads of Europe and Asia also they are well known as a spotlight of Pleistocene glacial refugia. This quantity unites a various team of foreign researchers for the 1st time. Its interdisciplinary technique supplies a vast point of view on biodiversity on the point of the gene, species and atmosphere, together with contributions on temporal switch. organic teams contain crops, mammals, spiders and people, cave-dwelling organisms, fish, aquatic invertebrates and algae. The e-book will be learn by way of zoologists, botanists, speleobiologists, palaeoecologists, palaeolimnologists and environmental scientists.

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Huntley, B. C. 1996b Vegetation history and climate of the last 15,000 years at Laghi Di Monticchio, southern Italy. Quaternary Science Reviews 15, 113-132. , Lemcke, G. & Sturm, M. 2003, in press. Evidence of Late-glacial and Holocene climatic change and human impact in eastern Anatolia: high resolution pollen, charcoal, isotopic, and geochemical records from the laminated sediments of Lake Van, Turkey. The Holocene. J. 1992. The Late Quaternary vegetational history of northwest Greece. II. Rezina Marsh.

The Mediterranean region has several volcanic provinces comprising active, dormant and extinct volcanoes, most of which have contributed to layers of volcanic ash (tephra) deposited in marine, lacustrine and terrestrial peat deposits. , 2001). g. g. , 2001). However, volcanic outgassing of old CO2 may have a deleterious effect on 14C ages for younger time periods (Keenan, 2002). Figure 4 shows some of the sites that have yielded published pollen information and provides a visual spatial picture of pollen sites for the eastern Mediterranean.

Summary percentage pollen diagram from Akgöl (Adaba÷), Ere÷li marshes, Konya, Turkey (Bottema & Woldring, 1984). 38 EASTWOOD Holocene: Southeast Europe In southeastern Europe, the most notable effect of climatic warming at the lateglacial-Holocene transition resulted in the more or less immediate expansion of mixed deciduous woodland from 10,500 and 9,500 yr. BP. However, the dominant taxon in the early postglacial woodland varied greatly from site to site. In Greece, the pollen evidence appears to suggest that mixed woodland comprising Quercus was prevalent, while in Bulgaria mixed woodland comprising Quercus, Ulmus and Tilia was widespread.

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