Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Clim. Past, 14, 351–367, 2018

Special issue: “Global Challenges for our Common Future: a paleoscience perspective”...

Clim. Past, 14, 351–367, 2018

Research article 13 Mar 2018

Research article | 13 Mar 2018

Vegetation history and paleoclimate at Lake Dojran (FYROM/Greece) during the Late Glacial and Holocene

Alessia Masi et al.

Data sets

Pollen and biomarker record of Lake Dojran Alessia Masi, Alexander Francke, Caterina Pepe, Matthias Thienemann, Bernd Wagner, and Laura Sadori

Short summary
The first high-resolution Lake Dojran pollen record for the last 12 500 years is presented. The ecological succession shows Late Glacial steppe vegetation gradually replaced, since 11 500 yr BP, by Holocene mesophilous forests. The first human traces are recorded around 5000 yr BP and increased considerably since the Bronze Age. Pollen data and sedimentological, biomarker and diatom data available from the same core contribute to an understanding of the environmental history of the Balkans.