Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Clim. Past, 12, 575–593, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 575–593, 2016

Research article 01 Mar 2016

Research article | 01 Mar 2016

Impacts of climate and humans on the vegetation in northwestern Turkey: palynological insights from Lake Iznik since the Last Glacial

Andrea Miebach et al.

Data sets

Pollen and non-pollen palynomorph data from Lake Iznik, NW Turkey (last 31 ka cal BP) Miebach, Andrea; Niestrath, Phoebe; Roeser, Patricia; Litt, Thomas

Short summary
We analyze the vegetation and climate in northwestern Turkey during the last ca. 31 000 years based on a new pollen data set from lacustrine sediment cores. The study reveals vegetation responses to long-term and rapid climate changes. Moreover, it documents human activities in the catchment of Lake Iznik and shows a clear anthropogenic impact on the vegetation since the Early Bronze Age.