Palaeobotanical studies of raised mires

Marek Kloss


In 2003-2005, peat analyses were carried out in seven raised bogs to reconstruct their history. They are located in different geographical regions of Poland representing four relief types: young-glacial lowland, old-glacial lowland, upland and mountain. This paper defines the objectives of the research project and provides the applied methods. Palaeobotanical and stratigraphical studies of peatbogs are indispensable to learn about their ecological history. The analyses of plant macrofossils accumulated in biogenic deposits are of particular significance.


raised mires; peat stratigraphy; macrofossil analyses; subfossil plant communities; phytoindication; pollen analyses; radiocarbon dating; Poland

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