Vegetation and climatic history of southwest Africa: A marine palynological record of the last 300,000 years

  title={Vegetation and climatic history of southwest Africa: A marine palynological record of the last 300,000 years},
  author={Shieh Yuch ning and Lydie M. Dupont},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  • S. ning, L. Dupont
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
A continuous palynological record from the marine core GeoB1016-3 from the Angola Basin reveals the regional vegetation and climate history of the last 300 ka. Pollen and spores found at the studied site have their source areas in the different vegetation zones of the adjacent part of the West African continent. Those vegetation zones comprise tropical rain forest, coastal mangrove swamp, Miombo woodland, dry forest, Afromontane forest, desert and semi-desert. The main pollen transport agent is… 

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