The Geochemistry of Amazonian Peats

@article{Lawson2014TheGO,
  title={The Geochemistry of Amazonian Peats},
  author={Ian Timothy Lawson and Timothy Douglas Jones and Thomas J. Kelly and E N H Coronado and Katherine H. Roucoux},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2014},
  volume={34},
  pages={905-915}
}
The chemical, physical and palaeobotanical composition of peat can be used to infer the history of a peatland and the processes presently operating within it. Here we present new data on the geochemistry of a peat sequence from a lowland palm swamp, Quistococha, in Peruvian Amazonia. We show, through comparison with subfossil pollen data from the same sequence, that changes in the depositional environment cause changes in peat properties including lignin content, C/N ratios, and the abundance… CONTINUE READING
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