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Vegetation and climate changes during the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene in SW Anatolia, Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Jiménez-Moreno, G.
dc.contributor.author Alçiçek, H.
dc.contributor.author Alçiçek, M.C.
dc.contributor.author van den Hoek Ostende, L.
dc.contributor.author Wesselingh, F.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T13:09:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T13:09:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 00335894 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/10005
dc.description.abstract Pollen analysis was done on lacustrine sedimentary sequences dated by micromammals as late Pliocene-early Pleistocene that outcrop in two Neogene graben basins from SW Turkey. This study shows vegetation changes from steppe-like to more forested environments, very similar to the cyclic oscillations related to late Pleistocene glacial-interglacial climate changes. Artemisia was abundant during cold-arid periods, indicating that this species was already widespread in this area during the latest Pliocene and the beginning of the Pleistocene. A review of pollen records from Anatolia agrees with this study, suggesting that the spreading of this arid species occurred during a major climatic change: the beginning of the first glaciations and probably a change in seasonality towards summer aridity. Artemisia temporarily disappeared from the region during warm-wet periods and thus we suggest that glacial-interglacial-type oscillations already occurred in the area during the late Pliocene-early Pleistocene. © 2015 University of Washington.
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher Academic Press Inc.
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.09.005
dc.subject Paleoclimate
dc.subject Paleovegetation
dc.subject Pleistocene
dc.subject Pliocene
dc.subject Pollen analysis
dc.subject SW Anatolia
dc.subject Glacial geology
dc.subject Vegetation
dc.subject Anatolia
dc.subject Paleoclimates
dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject climate variation
dc.subject lacustrine deposit
dc.subject paleoclimate
dc.subject palynology
dc.subject Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary
dc.subject vegetation dynamics
dc.subject Turkey
dc.subject Artemisia
dc.title Vegetation and climate changes during the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene in SW Anatolia, Turkey
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Quaternary Research (United States)
dc.identifier.volume 84
dc.identifier.issue 3
dc.identifier.startpage 448
dc.identifier.endpage 456
dc.identifier.index Scopus


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