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Vegetation history

Author: B J Huntley; T Webb
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1988.
Series: Handbook of vegetation science, pt. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The analysis of vegetation history is one of the prime objectives for vegetation scientists. It is intended that a separate volume will be produced in the near future covering the vegetation history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Vegetation history.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1988
(OCoLC)762828141
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B J Huntley; T Webb
ISBN: 9061931886 9789061931881
OCLC Number: 17652468
Description: xx, 803 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface.- List Of Contributors.- Acknowledgements.- Section I: Background and Methods.- I.1 Ancient permanent plots: Sampling in paleovegetational studies.- I.2 Records of vegetation in time and space: the principles of pollen analysis.- I.3 Data analysis and display.- I.4 Time-scales and dating.- I.5 Late-Tertiary and Quaternary palaeoenvironments.- Section II: Late-Tertiary and Pleistocene Vegetation History - 20 My To 20 Ky.- II.1 Europe.- II.2 North America.- II.3 Australasia.- II.4 South America.- Section III: Glacial and Holocene Vegetation History - 20 Ky to Present.- III.1 Europe.- III. 2 Eastern North America.- III. 3 Western North America.- III.4 Japan.- III.5 The Arctic.- III.6 New Zealand.- Section IV: Smaller-Scale Studies.- IV.1 Fire and disease history of forests.- IV.2 The role of man in European vegetation history.- IV.3 Human disturbance of North American forests and grasslands: the fossil pollen record.- IV.4 Post-glacial vegetation history: Ecological considerations.- IV.5 Spatially-precise studies of forest dynamics.- IV.6 Temporally-precise studies of vegetation history.- Discussion.
Series Title: Handbook of vegetation science, pt. 7.
Responsibility: edited by B. Huntley and T. Webb III.

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