Paleolimnology pp 269-273 | Cite as

Palynological investigations of the sediments of the north-western lakes of the Russian Plain and the Baltic Sea

  • V. I. Khomutova
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 15)


In the last decade palynological investigations of the sediments of large lakes in the USSR (Ladoga, Onega, Kubenskoye, Vozhe, Lacha, Beloye) and the Baltic Sea have been carried out. Limnicand marine sediments are notable for their high pollen and spore concentrations and pollen diagrams from these deposits have a regional significance. The diagrams from Lakes Onega and Ladoga belong to the Kola-Karelian type while the sediments of Lacha, Vozhe, Kubenskoye and Beloye belong to the North-Russian type (Neustadt 1957). Three types of Holocene pollen diagrams are registered for the Baltic Sea. Modern and fossil pollen spectra reflect the composition of the zonal vegetation. Late-glacial sediments are found in several profiles of lake and sea deposits. Holocene deposits are divided into eight stratigraphic zones: Late-glacial sediments (DR2-A1-DR3) and Post-glacial sediments (PB, BO, AT, SB, SA). The zonations of lake and sea sediments can be clearly correlated.


paleolimnology palynology pollen diagram holocene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Khomutova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Lake ResearchAcademy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.LeningradUSSR

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