Pollen record of sediment core MD99-2348, supplement to: Beaudouin, Célia; Suc, Jean-Pierre; Acherki, Nabila; Courtois, Laurent; Rabineau, Marina; Aloisi, Jean-Claude; Sierro, Francisco Javier; Oberlin, Christine (2005): Palynology of the Northwestern Mediterranean Shelf (Gulf of Lions): first vegetational record for the last climatic cycle. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 22(6-7), 845-863


Palynology has been performed for the first time on Late Quaternary sediments of the Gulf of Lions. The aim is both to tighten the chronology of seismic profiles in the region, and to elucidate the vegetation of southern France during the Last Climatic Cycle.Four cores, taken on the shelf, mostly record Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 1 and 2 and part of MIS 3 and MIS 5. The latter sediments might have been preserved in a paleodepression on the emergent shelf between the Rhône and the Hérault rivers. It would explain their preservation against transgression and regression erosions of more recent stages.This study also provides a synthesis of palynological continental data collected during the last 40 years in southern Europe. Preliminary comparisons made between the latter and new marine data demonstrate that refugia of Picea and Abies existed in southern France during MIS 3 and MIS 2. The dynamics of Artemisia, deciduous Quercus and Corylus, Abies and finally Fagus is also reconstructed for the last deglaciation. First results obtained in the Gulf of Lions confirm and complete that synthesis.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728541
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2005.03.005
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.12.009
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.728541
Creator Beaudouin, Célia; Jouet, Gwenael; Suc, Jean-Pierre; Berné, Serge; Escarguel, Gilles
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2006
Funding Reference Fifth Framework Programme
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9408 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (3.842 LON, 42.693 LAT); Aude east