Holocene plant landscapes of west Attica (Greece) from a climate control vegetation to the modern cultural landscape.

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Περιβάλλοντα Ιζηματογένεσης, Οικοσυστήματα και Γεωβιοπόροι
Library of the School of Science
Deposit date:
2016-12-02
Year:
2016
Author:
Kyrikou Styliani
Supervisors info:
Κατερίνα Κούλη, Επίκουρος, Γεωλογίας και Γεωπεριβάλλοντος, Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Μαρία Τριανταφύλλου, Καθηγήτρια, Γεωλογίας και Γεωπεριβάλλοντος, Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Μαργαρίτα Δήμιζα, Επίκουρος, Γεωλογίας και Γεωπεριβάλλοντος, Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Original Title:
Holocene plant landscapes of west Attica (Greece) from a climate control vegetation to the modern cultural landscape.
Languages:
English
Translated title:
Holocene plant landscapes of west Attica (Greece) from a climate control vegetation to the modern cultural landscape.
Summary:
The aim of the present study is the palynological reconstruction of the Late Glacial and Holocene vegetation succession of Attica, South Greece. Late Glacial and Holocene vegetation records of Greece display a remarkable temporal and spatial variability, revealing the heterogeneity of the landscapes (e.g. Bottema, 1974; Jahns, 1993; Willis, 1994; Tzedakis, 1999; Lawson et al. 2005; Kouli, 2007; Panagiotopoulos et al. 2013). Temperature and precipitation, altitude, existing geological formations, soil properties and human impact are some of the main factors playing a crucial role in the vegetation development of an area. So far, vegetation patterns of Northern Greece are generally in-detail studied as a result to the well preserved pollen record, while in south Greece a deficiency of long continuous, accurate dated and well preserved pollen records exists. Under that perspective a shallow marine core originated from the landlocked bay of Elefsis offers a unique opportunity to study in detail the Lateglacial and Holocene plant landscapes of west Attica (Greece) and feature the passage from the climate controlled vegetation of Late Holocene to the human disturbed and shaped modern landscape.
Main subject category:
Science
Keywords:
Holocene, vegetation, west Attica, human, climate, landscape
Index:
Yes
Number of index pages:
2
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
148
Number of pages:
65

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