Late Würm and early Holocene in the mountains of northwest Iberia: biostratigraphy, chronology and tree colonization
Muñoz Sobrino, C., Ramil-Rego, P. & Gómez-Orellana, L. (2007). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Volume 16, Issue 4. (223-240)
Abstract: Northwest Iberia (Spain and Portugal) is a large and complex territory which is currently considered a contact border between two different biogeographical regions, the Eurosiberian and the Mediterranean. Such complexity is clearly influenced by several main factors, namely the winding mountain ranges of this region and their position on the peninsula, which result in several markedly different environments coexisting within distances of only a few kilometres apart, such as extremely oceanic or continental climates and high mountain areas or inland basins. This intricacy might also be reflected in the postglacial palaeoecological reconstructions which have been made for different mountain areas of northwest Iberia. Several isolated pollen diagrams from key sites in the area which have been published during the last decades have been questioned, because they show tendencies or chronologies apparently incompatible with global dynamics affecting the North Atlantic.
Keywords: Upper Pleistocene . Holocene . Climate
change . Vegetation dynamics . Northwest Iberia.
Authros: Muñoz Sobrino, C., Ramil-Rego, P. & Gómez-Orellana, L.
Title: Late Würm and early Holocene in the mountains of northwest Iberia: biostratigraphy, chronology and tree colonization.