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Paoay Lake, northern Luzon, the Philippines: a record of Holocene environmental change

Stevenson, Janelle; Siringan, Fernando P; Finn, Janet; Madulid, Domingo; Heijnis, Hendrik


The last 7000 years of environmental history for Paoay Lake and its surrounding landscape is examined through the analysis of pollen, diatoms, charcoal, mineral magnetics and AMS dating. Basal sediments contain shells of Cerithiidae and the saline-tolerant diatom Diploneis indicating that this was an estuarine environment before becoming a freshwater lake after 6000 bp. Pollen analysis shows that submontane forests, characterized by Pinus pollen, underwent a major disturbance around 5000 years...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02039.x


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