A deadly cocktail: How a drought around 4200 cal. yr BP caused mass mortality events at the infamous ‘dodo swamp’ in Mauritius

@article{Boer2015ADC,
  title={A deadly cocktail: How a drought around 4200 cal. yr BP caused mass mortality events at the infamous ‘dodo swamp’ in Mauritius},
  author={E. J. de Boer and M. I. Velez and K. Rijsdijk and P. D. de Louw and T. Vernimmen and P. Visser and R. Tjallingii and H. Hooghiemstra},
  journal={The Holocene},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={758 - 771}
}
  • E. J. de Boer, M. I. Velez, +5 authors H. Hooghiemstra
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • The Holocene
  • Analyses of pollen, diatoms, XRF geochemistry, and pigments provide a unique window into how an insular ecosystem in Mauritius responded to an extreme drought event 4200 years ago. We provide a reconstruction of regional vegetation change and local wetland development under influence of sea level rise and inferred climate change between 4400 and 4100 cal. yr BP. Our multi-proxy data evidence a severe drought between 4190 and 4130 cal. yr BP, which ultimately led to mass mortality of larger… CONTINUE READING

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