Plant macrofossil analysis from Steregoiu, NW Romania: taphonomy, representation, and comparison with pollen analysis

Angelica N. Feurdian, Ole Bennike

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of macrofossil analysis from the Steregoiu sequence in the Gutaiului Mountains covering the last 8,000 cal BP. The studied peat deposit is characterized by abundant macrofossils. Their diversity is, however, low with most macrofossils coming from plants that grew on the mire and in the forest surrounding the basin (Carex spp., Cyperus sp., Urtica dioica, Potentilla erecta, Filipendula ulmaria, Rubus idaeus, Lycopus europaeus). The concentration of Picea abies macrofossils correlates partially well with its pollen percentages, and only when it has been present on the bog surface. The absence of macrofossils from deciduous trees, which were abundant in the surrounding vegetation according to the pollen data, suggests that these deciduous trees were not growing on the bog or around its margins. The combined macrofossil and the pollen results assists in the understanding of the differences between the local and regional flora.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalStudia UBB Geologia
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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