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Peteet et al. 2019

Peteet, D.M., J. Nichols, and D.H. Mann, 2019: Holocene vegetation, climate, and carbon history on western Kodiak Island, Alaska. Front. Earth Sci., 7, 61, doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00061.

At Phalarope Pond, western Kodiak Island, a multidisciplinary study using pollen and spores, macrofossils, stable isotopes, and carbon accumulation provides the Holocene vegetation and climate history following the deglaciation that began over 16,000 cal years ago. Following a cold and dry Younger Dryas, a warm and wet early Holocene was characterized by abundant ferns in a sedge tundra environment with maximum carbon accumulation, similar to high latitude peatlands globally. About 8700 yr sedge and ferns declined and climate remained warm as drier conditions prevailed, limiting carbon sequestration. The abrupt shift in D/H isotopes of about 60% indicates a shift to cooler conditions or a more distal moisture source. Neoglaciation beginning about 3700 yr is evident from increases in Artemisia, Empetrum and Betula, signifying cooler conditions, while Alnus declines, paralleling regional trends.

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@article{pe02700u,
  author={Peteet, D. M. and Nichols, J. and Mann, D. H.},
  title={Holocene vegetation, climate, and carbon history on western Kodiak Island, Alaska},
  year={2019},
  journal={Front. Earth Sci.},
  volume={7},
  pages={61},
  doi={10.3389/feart.2019.00061},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - pe02700u
AU  - Peteet, D. M.
AU  - Nichols, J.
AU  - Mann, D. H.
PY  - 2019
TI  - Holocene vegetation, climate, and carbon history on western Kodiak Island, Alaska
JA  - Front. Earth Sci.
VL  - 7
SP  - 61
DO  - 10.3389/feart.2019.00061
ER  -

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