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Paläoökologische Untersuchungen zu holozänen Waldgrenzschwankungen im oberen Fimbertal (Val Fenga, Silvretta, Ostschweiz)

Pott, R.; Hüppe, J.; Remy, D.; Bauerochse, A.; Katenhusen, O.

Phytocoenologia Band 25 Heft 3 (1995), p. 363 - 398

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published: Sep 29, 1995

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/25/1995/363

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Abstract

Forestline oscillations are important palaeoecological indicators in high mountain areas. According to first results of examining the postglacial forestline's development in the upper Fimbertal, a proof of its extension to an altitude of more than 2350 m a.s.l. during the Atlanticum was given. To verify these conclusions, the findings of fossile pieces of wood in a mire at 2365 m a.s.l. can be quoted. Most of these samples belong to Pinus cembra, as the results of the wood-analysis show. The eldest piece with 197 annual rings was part of a trunk of the same species. 14C data of these samples prove them to belong to the period between 6860-6140 bp. Palynological records and an analysis of fossile stomata out of the same mire confirm these results.

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palaeoecologicalfossilepalynologicalupper FimbertalSwitzerland