Paleolimnology pp 217-224 | Cite as

The Holocene development of some low and high arctic Greenland lakes

  • Bent Fredskild
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 15)


During the Holocene most West Greenland lakes passed from an early eutrophic stage, rich in both flora and fauna, through a mesotrophic to an oligotrophic stage with very low productivity. Temperature conditions were limiting factors only in the very beginning, whereas chemical factors alone were decisive later on.


Paleolimnology Greenland Holocene Oligotrophication pollen analysis macrofossils arctic 


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© Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bent Fredskild
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  1. 1.Greenland Botanical SurveyBotanical MuseumCopenhagen KDenmark

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