Holocene forest dynamics in southern Ontario, Canada: fine-resolution pollen data
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. L. Fuller
Publication Year: 1997

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Acer rubrum
  • Acer saccharinum
  • Betula papyrifera
  • Canada
  • competition
  • coniferous forests
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • Fagus grandifolia
  • fine resolution pollen data
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire regimes
  • forest dynamics
  • forest management
  • Fraxinus nigra
  • fuel loading
  • histories
  • Holocene
  • Larix laricina
  • Ontario
  • paleoecology
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Pinus resinosa
  • Pinus strobus
  • pollen
  • Populus balsamifera
  • Salix
  • soils
  • southern Ontario
  • succession
  • Thuja occidentalis
  • Tsuga canadensis
  • Ulmus americana
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 20298
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Holocene fossil pollen data of fine temporal and spatial resolution were obtained from two small, closed lake basins in southern Ontario, Canada. Forest development is recorded in the pollen sequences, which document the invasion and expansion of tree populations during the early Holocene. Subsequent forest dynamics are discussed in terms of the main factors driving vegetation change, including climate, soil development, migration, disturbance regime (abiotic and biotic), and competition, which operate on a species pool with a variety of biological and ecological characteristics. The relative importance of these factors, influencing forest dynamics during the Holocene, appears to have varied over time. © 1997 NRC Canada.

Fuller, J. L. 1997. Holocene forest dynamics in southern Ontario, Canada: fine-resolution pollen data. Canadian Journal of Botany, v. 75, no. 10, p. 1714-1727. 10.1139/b97-886.