Middle East coastal ecosystem response to middle-to-late Holocene abrupt climate changes.

  title={Middle East coastal ecosystem response to middle-to-late Holocene abrupt climate changes.},
  author={David Kaniewski and Eric Paulissen and Elise Van Campo and M Al-Maqdissi and Joachim Bretschneider and Karel Van Lerberghe},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 37},
The Holocene vegetation history of the northern coastal Arabian Peninsula is of long-standing interest, as this Mediterranean/semiarid/arid region is known to be particularly sensitive to climatic changes. Detailed palynological data from an 800-cm alluvial sequence cored in the Jableh plain in northwest Syria have been used to reconstruct the vegetation dynamics in the coastal lowlands and the nearby Jabal an Nuşayriyah mountains for the period 2150 to 550 B.C. Corresponding with the 4.2 to 3… CONTINUE READING
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