Long-Term Forest Dynamics of the Temperate Zone
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.
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