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Peteet et al. 2003

Peteet, D., W. Beck, J. Ortiz, S. O'Connell, D. Kurdyla, and D. Mann, 2003: Rapid vegetational and sediment change from Rano Aroi Crater, Easter Island. In Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm. J. Loret and J. Tanacredi, Eds. Kluwer/Plenum Publishers, pp. 81-92.

Previous pollen investigations by Flenley et al. (1991) suggest that the Rano Aroi Crater, Easter Island (27°08'S, 109°26'W) contained a record of vegetational history that is greater than 35,000 C-14 years old. The environmental setting and modern vegetation is fully discussed by Flenley et al. (1991). Rano Aroi Crater was selected for further work for two reasons. The first is that we were interested in a sediment record that spanned the transition from glacial to interglacial conditions. The second is that the peat composition might prove ideal for macrofossil analysis. Large fluctuations in pollen percentages characterize the stratigraphy, suggesting that this small subtropical island showed a major vegetational response to climate chnage. In order to add insight into the vegetational and sediment changes that took place, we re-cored the Rano Aroi Crater and are in the process of analyzing the core at 2-cm intervals for pollen and macrofossils in addition to sediment characterization and AMS C-14 dating. Our preliminary results here focus on the most striking lithological change in the core, Drive 3, between 200 and 300 cm depth.

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@inbook{pe00200p,
  author={Peteet, D. and Beck, W. and Ortiz, J. and O'Connell, S. and Kurdyla, D. and Mann, D.},
  editor={Loret, J. and Tanacredi, J.},
  title={Rapid vegetational and sediment change from Rano Aroi Crater, Easter Island},
  booktitle={Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm},
  year={2003},
  pages={81--92},
  publisher={Kluwer/Plenum Publishers},
  address={London},
}

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AU  - Peteet, D.
AU  - Beck, W.
AU  - Ortiz, J.
AU  - O'Connell, S.
AU  - Kurdyla, D.
AU  - Mann, D.
ED  - Loret, J.
ED  - Tanacredi, J.
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TI  - Rapid vegetational and sediment change from Rano Aroi Crater, Easter Island
BT  - Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm
SP  - 81
EP  - 92
PB  - Kluwer/Plenum Publishers
CY  - London
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