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Reconstructing Holocene vegetation on the island of Gran Canaria before and after human colonization

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We provide the first fossil pollen and charcoal analysis from the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). The pollen record obtained from Laguna de Valleseco (870 m a.s.l.) spans the late Holocene (c. 4500–1500 cal. years BP) and thereby captures the impact of human colonization. During the earliest period, pollen composition resembled contemporary thermophilous communities, with palms (Phoenix canariensis) and junipers (Juniperus cf. turbinata) being the dominant ...

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Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
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Biodiversity Institute, University of Oxford
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Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
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CNR-Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, Italy
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School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
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CGL 2009-10939
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SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Holocene
Acceptance date:
2015-03-06
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1477-0911
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0959-6836

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