Pollen mapping of regional vegetation patterns in south and central Sweden

I. C. Prentice

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Surface isopoll maps based on 40 surface mud samples from moderate-sized lakes distributed through south and central Sweden reflect major quantitative features of variation in forest composition, and in the degree of human impact in the form of deforestation, agriculture and forest succession after abandonment. Maps of principal components of the pollen data summarize major gradients in the regional vegetation. Clustering by Lefkovitch's principal component method yields a hierarchy of 'palynological regions', which are characterized in terms of summary statistics of pollen percentages for the principal taxa.-Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-454
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Biogeography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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