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Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments

Data Handling and Numerical Techniques

  • H. John B. Birks
  • André F. Lotter
  • Steve Juggins
  • John P. Smol

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction, Numerical Overview, and Data-Sets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John P. Smol, H. John B. Birks, André F. Lotter, Steve Juggins
      Pages 3-17
    3. H. John B. Birks, Vivienne J. Jones
      Pages 93-97
  3. Numerical Methods for the Analysis of Modern and Stratigraphical Palaeolimnological Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. H. John B. Birks
      Pages 101-121
    3. Steve Juggins, Richard J. Telford
      Pages 123-141
    4. Pierre Legendre, H. John B. Birks
      Pages 167-200
    5. Pierre Legendre, H. John B. Birks
      Pages 201-248
    6. Gavin L. Simpson, H. John B. Birks
      Pages 249-327
  4. Numerical Methods for the Analysis of Stratigraphical Palaeolimnological Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. H. John B. Birks
      Pages 331-353
    3. H. John B. Birks
      Pages 355-378
    4. Maarten Blaauw, Einar Heegaard
      Pages 379-413
    5. Roy Thompson, R. Malcolm Clark, Geoffrey S. Boulton
      Pages 415-430
    6. Steve Juggins, H. John B. Birks
      Pages 431-494
    7. Gavin L. Simpson
      Pages 495-522
  5. Case Studies and Future Developments in Quantitative Palaeolimnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. H. John B. Birks
      Pages 551-555
    3. Brian F. Cumming, Kathleen R. Laird, Sherylyn C. Fritz, Dirk Verschuren
      Pages 615-642
    4. H. John B. Birks
      Pages 643-673
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 675-745

About this book

Introduction

Numerical and statistical methods have rapidly become part of a palaeolimnologist’s tool-kit. They are used to explore and summarise complex data, reconstruct past environmental variables from fossil assemblages, and test competing hypotheses about the causes of observed changes in lake biota through history. This book brings together a wide array of numerical and statistical techniques currently available for use in palaeolimnology and other branches of palaeoecology.

Keywords

Data Analysis Environmental Change Numerical Methods Paleolimnology Statistical Techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • H. John B. Birks
    • 1
  • André F. Lotter
    • 2
  • Steve Juggins
    • 3
  • John P. Smol
    • 4
  1. 1.BergenNorway
  2. 2.Dept. Geobiology, Lab. Palaeobotany and PalynologyUniversity UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands
  3. 3., School of Geography,Newcastle UniversityNewcastle-upon-TyneUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Dept. Biology, Paleoecological EnvironmentalQueen's UniversityKingstonCanada

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