Record details

Title
    Could canopy forests survive agricultural colonization in the Polabí lowland (Czech Republic)?
Author
    Břízová, Eva
    Juřičková, Lucie
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Bulletin of Geosciences
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 86, č. 2
Pages
    18
Year
    2011
Thesaurus term
    Palynology, malacozoology, stratigraphy, palaeogeoecology, canopy forests, agriculture landscape, radiocarbon dating, Quaternary Bronze Age, Dubany, Polabí lowland, Czech Republic
Keyword
    Agricultural
    Canopy
    Colonization
    Could
    Czech
    Forests
    Lowland
    Polabí
    Republic
    Survive
Abstract (in english)
   The Polabí lowland is one of the most important agricultural areas in Central Europe. Since the Neolithic Age, agriculture has prevented full expansion of the mixed deciduous forest. We studied the succession of molluscan assemblages and fossil pollen in this area to answer the question as to how long the canopy forest could survive ongoing human impact. These results provide evidence of a woodland and wetland mosaic which still covered this landscape during the Bronze Age, in contrast with the present-day monotonous open lowland.
Contributor
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
Source format
    R
Import date
    15. 10. 2014