publication . Article . 2018

Holocene Vegetation Dynamics and First Land-Cover Estimates in the Auvergne Mountains (Massif Central, France): Key Tools to Landscape Management

Yannick Miras; Michela Mariani; Paul M. Ledger; Alfredo Mayoral; Léo Chassiot; Marlène Lavrieux;
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  • Published: 31 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
A multi-proxy palaeoecological investigation has been undertaken at high spatio-temporal resolution in the Lower Auvergne Mountains (France). It allows us to investigate the Holocene trajectories of landscape evolution arising from the interplay between human impact and adaptability, climate oscillations and environmental evolution. The mechanistic models for the regional vegetation reconstruction applied here provide the first quantification of land cover changes in this region. The results obtained allow an improved understanding of past vegetation dynamics and a discussion of: (1) the natural variability of the vegetation to climate oscillations; (2) the deve...
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free text keywords: mountain, human impact, cultural landscape, vegetation history, Auvergne, Holocene, palaeoecology pollen, REVEALS, [SDE.ES]Environmental Sciences/Environmental and Society, [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, Archaeology, Geography, Cultural landscape, Species richness, Cultural heritage, Holocene, Sustainable management, Land cover, Vegetation, Land use, Physical geography
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