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Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene

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Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene. / Panagiotopoulos, Konstantinos; Holtvoeth, Jens; Kouli, Katerina; Marinova, Elena; Francke, Alexander; Cvetkoska, Aleksandra; Jovanovska, Elena; Lacey, Jack; Lyons, Emma; Buckel, Connie; Bertini, Adele; Donders, Timme; Just, Janna; Leicher, Niklas; Leng, Melanie; Melles, Martin; Pancost, Rich D; Sadori, Laura; Tauber, Paul; Vogel, Hendrik; Wagner, Bernd; Wilke, Thomas.

In: Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 227, 106044, 01.01.2020.

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Panagiotopoulos, K, Holtvoeth, J, Kouli, K, Marinova, E, Francke, A, Cvetkoska, A, Jovanovska, E, Lacey, J, Lyons, E, Buckel, C, Bertini, A, Donders, T, Just, J, Leicher, N, Leng, M, Melles, M, Pancost, RD, Sadori, L, Tauber, P, Vogel, H, Wagner, B & Wilke, T 2020, 'Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 227, 106044.

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Panagiotopoulos, K., Holtvoeth, J., Kouli, K., Marinova, E., Francke, A., Cvetkoska, A., ... Wilke, T. (2020). Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 227, [106044].

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Panagiotopoulos K, Holtvoeth J, Kouli K, Marinova E, Francke A, Cvetkoska A et al. Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2020 Jan 1;227. 106044.

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Panagiotopoulos, Konstantinos ; Holtvoeth, Jens ; Kouli, Katerina ; Marinova, Elena ; Francke, Alexander ; Cvetkoska, Aleksandra ; Jovanovska, Elena ; Lacey, Jack ; Lyons, Emma ; Buckel, Connie ; Bertini, Adele ; Donders, Timme ; Just, Janna ; Leicher, Niklas ; Leng, Melanie ; Melles, Martin ; Pancost, Rich D ; Sadori, Laura ; Tauber, Paul ; Vogel, Hendrik ; Wagner, Bernd ; Wilke, Thomas. / Insights into the evolution of the young Lake Ohrid ecosystem and vegetation succession from a southern European refugium during the Early Pleistocene. In: Quaternary Science Reviews. 2020 ; Vol. 227.

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abstract = "Mediterranean mid-altitude sites are critical for the survival of plant species allowing for elevational vegetation shifts in response to high-amplitude climate variability. Pollen records from the southern Balkans have underlined the importance of the region in preserving plant diversity over at least the last half a million years. So far, there are no records of vegetation and climate dynamics from Balkan refugia with an Early Pleistocene age. Here we present a unique palynological archive from such a refugium, the Lake Ohrid basin, recording continuously floristic diversity and vegetation succession under obliquitypacedclimate oscillations. Palynological data are complemented by biomarker, diatom, carbonate isotope and sedimentological data to identify the mechanisms controlling shifts in the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems within the lake and its catchment. The study interval encompasses four complete glacial-interglacial cycles (1365e1165 ka; MIS 43e35). Within the first 100 kyr of lake ontogeny, lake size and depth increase before the lake system enters a new equilibrium state as observed in a distinct shift in biotic communities and sediment composition. Several relict tree genera such as Cedrus, Tsuga, Carya, and Pterocarya played an important role in ecological succession cycles, while total relict abundance accounts for up to half of the total arboreal vegetation. The most prominent biome during interglacials is cool mixed evergreen needleleaf and deciduous broadleaf forests, while cool evergreen needleleaf forestsdominate within glacials. A rather forested landscape with a remarkable plant diversity provide uniqueinsights into Early Pleistocene ecosystem resilience and vegetation dynamics.",
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AU - Holtvoeth, Jens

AU - Kouli, Katerina

AU - Marinova, Elena

AU - Francke, Alexander

AU - Cvetkoska, Aleksandra

AU - Jovanovska, Elena

AU - Lacey, Jack

AU - Lyons, Emma

AU - Buckel, Connie

AU - Bertini, Adele

AU - Donders, Timme

AU - Just, Janna

AU - Leicher, Niklas

AU - Leng, Melanie

AU - Melles, Martin

AU - Pancost, Rich D

AU - Sadori, Laura

AU - Tauber, Paul

AU - Vogel, Hendrik

AU - Wagner, Bernd

AU - Wilke, Thomas

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JO - Quaternary Science Reviews

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SN - 0277-3791

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