Plant macrofossil assemblages from surface sediment represent contemporary species and growth forms of aquatic vegetation in a shallow Mediterranean lake

Plant macrofossil assemblages from surface sediment represent contemporary species and growth... J Paleolimnol https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0036-x ORIGINAL PAPER Plant macrofossil assemblages from surface sediment represent contemporary species and growth forms of aquatic vegetation in a shallow Mediterranean lake . . . Jorge Garcı´a-Giro´n Camino Ferna´ndez-Ala´ez Alejandro Nistal-Garcı´a ´ ´ Margarita Fernandez-Alaez Received: 22 May 2017 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Macrofossils are known as a useful tool in (submerged hydrophytes, floating-leaved hydro- reconstructing their original plant communities. How- phytes, helophytes and charophytes) in order to check ever, most studies have been focused on comparing the which of the two (species and growth forms) were composition and distribution of living plant commu- represented best by their macro-remains. The most nities and their remains in temperate lakes. Mediter- abundant present-day species (Myriophyllum alterni- ranean shallow lakes have been historically far less florum DC. and Potamogeton trichoides L.) were studied and little is known about the relationships under-represented while Characeae and some floating- between Mediterranean macrophyte communities and leaved hydrophytes (Polygonum amphibium L. and their remains. The aim of our study is to assess how Ranunculus peltatus Schrank) were over-represented contemporary aquatic macrophyte communities are in sedimentary samples. Additionally, macro-remains represented by their sedimentary remains http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Paleolimnology Springer Journals

Plant macrofossil assemblages from surface sediment represent contemporary species and growth forms of aquatic vegetation in a shallow Mediterranean lake

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
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Earth Sciences; Paleontology; Sedimentology; Climate Change; Physical Geography; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Geology
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0921-2728
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1573-0417
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10.1007/s10933-018-0036-x
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J Paleolimnol https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0036-x ORIGINAL PAPER Plant macrofossil assemblages from surface sediment represent contemporary species and growth forms of aquatic vegetation in a shallow Mediterranean lake . . . Jorge Garcı´a-Giro´n Camino Ferna´ndez-Ala´ez Alejandro Nistal-Garcı´a ´ ´ Margarita Fernandez-Alaez Received: 22 May 2017 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Macrofossils are known as a useful tool in (submerged hydrophytes, floating-leaved hydro- reconstructing their original plant communities. How- phytes, helophytes and charophytes) in order to check ever, most studies have been focused on comparing the which of the two (species and growth forms) were composition and distribution of living plant commu- represented best by their macro-remains. The most nities and their remains in temperate lakes. Mediter- abundant present-day species (Myriophyllum alterni- ranean shallow lakes have been historically far less florum DC. and Potamogeton trichoides L.) were studied and little is known about the relationships under-represented while Characeae and some floating- between Mediterranean macrophyte communities and leaved hydrophytes (Polygonum amphibium L. and their remains. The aim of our study is to assess how Ranunculus peltatus Schrank) were over-represented contemporary aquatic macrophyte communities are in sedimentary samples. Additionally, macro-remains represented by their sedimentary remains

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Journal of PaleolimnologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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