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Peteet et al. 1998

Peteet, D., A. Andreev, W. Bardeen, and F. Mistretta, 1998: Long-term Arctic peatland dynamics, vegetation and climate history of the Pur-Taz region, Western Siberia. Boreas, 27, 115-126.

Stratigraphic analyses of peat composition, LOI, pollen, spores, macrofossils, charcoal and AMS ages are used to reconstruct the peatland, vegetation and climatic dynamics in the Pur-Taz region of western Siberia over 5000 years (9300-4500 BP). Section stratigraphy shows many changes from shallow lake sediment to different combinations of forested or open sedge, moss, and Equisetum fen and peatland environments. Macrofossil and pollen data indicate that Larix sibirica and Betula pubescens trees were the first to arrive, followed by Picea obovata. The dominance of Picea macrofossils 6000-5000 BP in the Pur-Taz peatlands along with regional Picea pollen maxima indicate warmer conditions and movement of the spruce treeline northward at this time. The decline of pollen and macrofossils from all of these tree species in uppermost peats suggests a change in the environment less favorable for their growth, perhaps cooler temperatures and/or less moisture. Of major significance is the evidence for old ages of the uppermost peats in this area of Siberia, suggesting a real lack of peat accumulation in recent millennia or recent oxidation of uppermost peat.

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@article{pe06000k,
  author={Peteet, D. and Andreev, A. and Bardeen, W. and Mistretta, F.},
  title={Long-term Arctic peatland dynamics, vegetation and climate history of the Pur-Taz region, Western Siberia},
  year={1998},
  journal={Boreas},
  volume={27},
  pages={115--126},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - pe06000k
AU  - Peteet, D.
AU  - Andreev, A.
AU  - Bardeen, W.
AU  - Mistretta, F.
PY  - 1998
TI  - Long-term Arctic peatland dynamics, vegetation and climate history of the Pur-Taz region, Western Siberia
JA  - Boreas
VL  - 27
SP  - 115
EP  - 126
ER  -

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