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LATE PLEISTOCENE AND HOLOCENE VEGETATION, CLIMATE DYNAMICS, AND AMAZONIAN TAXA IN THE ATLANTIC FOREST, LINHARES, SE BRAZIL

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Buso Junior, Antonio Alvaro [1] ; Ruiz Pessenda, Luiz Carlos [1] ; de Oliveira, Paulo Eduardo [2] ; Fonseca Giannini, Paulo Cesar [3] ; Lisboa Cohen, Marcelo Cancela [4] ; Volkmer-Ribeiro, Cecilia ; Barros de Oliveira, Sonia Maria [3] ; Rossetti, Dilce de Fatima ; Lorente, Flavio Lima [1] ; Borotti Filho, Marcos Antonio [1] ; Schiavo, Jolimar Antonio ; Bendassolli, Jose Albertino [1] ; Franca, Marlon Carlos ; Felix Guimaraes, Jose Tasso ; Siqueira, Geovane Souza
Total Authors: 15
Affiliation:
[1] Ctr Nucl Energy Agr CENA USP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Francisco, BR-12900000 Braganca Paulista, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ Para, BR-66059 Belem, Para - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: RADIOCARBON; v. 55, n. 2-3, p. 1747-1762, 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 12
Abstract

Analysis of biological proxies in lake sediment and geochemical analysis of soil profiles reveal natural vegetation dynamics, with climate inferences, since the late Pleistocene in a fragment of the pristine lowland Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. Carbon isotopes from soil organic matter and C-14 ages from the humin fraction indicate the dominance of C-3 plants since similar to 17,000 cal BP. Palynological analysis of a sediment core indicates the presence of Atlantic Forest vegetation since 7700 cal BP. Changes in the relative abundance of tree ferns and palms suggest the predominance of a humid period from similar to 7000-4000 cal BP and establishment of the modern seasonal climate at similar to 4000 cal BP. Data indicate maintenance of the regional forest coverage since the late Pleistocene, corroborating previous suggestions that this region was a forest refuge during less humid periods of the late Pleistocene and Holocene. Some plant taxa with currently divided distributions between Amazonia and the Atlantic Forest colonized the region since at least 7500 cal BP, indicating an earlier connection between Amazonia and Atlantic Forest. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/06222-4 - Holocenic environmental dynamics (vegetation, climate and relative sea-level) based on high resolution interdisciplinary studies, in the northern coast of Espírito Santo state.
Grantee:Antonio Alvaro Buso Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 07/03615-5 - Reconstruction of vegetation and climate since the middle Holocene in Brazil
Grantee:Luiz Carlos Ruiz Pessenda
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/18091-4 - Late Quaternary dynamics of Spodosols, vegetation and climate at the northeastern region of Espírito Santo state.
Grantee:Antonio Alvaro Buso Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/00995-7 - Interdisciplinary paleoenvironmental studies in the Espirito Santo State coast
Grantee:Luiz Carlos Ruiz Pessenda
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants