Long-Term Forest Dynamics of the Temperate Zone

  • Paul A. Delcourt
  • Hazel R. Delcourt
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 63)

Abstract

In a recent summary volume, Huntley and Birks (1983) reviewed the late-Quaternary paleoecological literature from the region of continental Europe situated between the Mediterranean Sea and Fennoscandia, and including the British Isles. This region spans from approximately 10°W to 25°E longitude and from 35°N to 70°N latitude, a geographic sector roughly equal to that in eastern North America for which we have synthesized the literature concerning vegetational changes in the past 20,000 years (Chapters 4 and 5). Together, the summaries available from Europe (including Birks 1986) and from eastern North America cover a substantial portion of the northern Temperate Zone and provide a useful comparison of long-term dynamics of temperate forests.

Keywords

Burning Migration Europe Turkey Posit 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Delcourt
    • 1
  • Hazel R. Delcourt
    • 2
  1. 1.Program for Quaternary Studies of the Southeastern United States Graduate Program in Ecology Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Program for Quaternary Studies of the Southeastern United States Graduate Program in Ecology Department of BotanyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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