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The role of climate variability and fire in early and mid Holocene forest dynamics of southern Sweden
University of Kalmar, School of Pure and Applied Natural Sciences.
University of Kalmar, School of Pure and Applied Natural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2025-410X
2009 (English)In: Journal of Quaternary Science, ISSN 0267-8179, E-ISSN 1099-1417, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 593-611Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The objective of this study was to investigate the possible links between regional climate, fire and vegetation at the small spatial scale during the early and mid Holocene in southern Sweden using pollen, plant macrofossil and charcoal records from a small bog. The fire history was compared with climate reconstructions inferred from various proxy records in the study region. High fire activity is related to dry and warm climate around 8550, 7600, 5500-5100 and 4500 cal. a BC. Low fire activity ca. 6500-6000 and 4750 BC may correspond to the widespread '8.2 k event' (ca. 6200 BC) recorded across the North Atlantic region, and a later, brief period of increased precipitation, respectively. The decrease in broadleaved trees Culminating ca. 6500-6000 BC correlates with the '8.2 k event'. A long mid Holocene period with low fire activity (ca. 4350-1000 BC) agrees with the pattern emerging for Europe from the global charcoal database, and may correspond to generally wetter and cooler conditions. High fire activity ca. 8550 BC probably triggered the local establishment of Corylus. Warmer and drier conditions (and high fire activity) ca. 7600 BC might have favoured the establishment of Alnus, Quercus and Tilia. The fire-adapted Pinus maintained important populations throughout the early and mid Holocene.

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2009. Vol. 24, no 6, p. 593-611
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Environmental Science, Paleoecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-1905DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-1905DiVA, id: diva2:308953
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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