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Title: Late Holocene vegetation and cultural land-use history in the uplands of N Portugal
Author: Ferreira, Carla
ISNI:       0000 0004 6425 2872
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2017
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This study undertakes the reconstruction of the late Holocene vegetation of two mountain regions in northern Portugal. High resolution pollen analysis is carried out on sedimentary sequences from both study areas with the aim of obtaining an insight into the occupation and land-use of the study regions, and to assess how these activities contributed to shape the landscape in the past and present. In order to determine when significant changes in vegetation structure occurred, a chronological sequence is obtained for each study sequence through 14C dating and age-modelling. Results are then compared with local archaeological and historical records, and with published climate records from the wider northwestern Iberia region, to determine if observed changes in vegetation were likely caused by human action or climate events.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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