Reconstructing historical vegetation cover in Otago, New Zealand, using multi-proxy analysis of peat cores

Taylor, Sam(2010)

Abstract

This research has examined the historical vegetation of two Eastern Otago sites below the regional treeline, with the aim of addressing questions about the distribution and spread of native tussock grasslands prior to human arrival in New Zealand c. 800 yr BP. Pollen and phytolith (plant opaline silicate) proxies have been extracted from peat cores at Swampy Summit and Clarks Junction to provide a record of vegetation spanning the Holocene

Link

http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/4206

Description
TitleReconstructing historical vegetation cover in Otago, New Zealand, using multi-proxy analysis of peat cores
AuthorTaylor, Sam
Date2010
Degree LevelMaster of Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusSedimentology
KeywordsHolocene; grassland soil; pollen; phytolith; peat; bog
LocalityOtago