The preliminary results of modern and past vegetation comparison by using different pollen monitoring methods in calcareous spring fens

Ansis Blaus, Triin Reitalu



We investigate whether spring fens can be separated from raised bogs based on pollen data and study how much the pollen reflects the surrounding landscape and how much it reflects the local conditions in the fen or bog. Analysis is based on pollen trap and top sediment sample records obtained from Vedruka bog and Vesiku spring fen in Saaremaa island, Estonia.


spring fen; pollen monitoring; vegetation diversity; paleoecology; pollen traps

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