Journal of Paleolimnology

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 281–286

The Kråkenes late-glacial palaeoenvironmental project

  • Hilary H. Birks
  • R. W. Battarbee
  • D. J. Beerling
  • H. J. B. Birks
  • S. J. Brooks
  • C. A. Duigan
  • S. Gulliksen
  • H. Haflidason
  • F. Hauge
  • V. J. Jones
  • B. Jonsgard
  • M. Kårevik
  • E. Larsen
  • G. Lemdahl
  • R. Løvlie
  • J. Mangerud
  • S. M. Peglar
  • G. Possnert
  • J. P. Smol
  • J. O. Solem
  • I. Solhøy
  • T. Solhøy
  • E. Sønstegaard
  • H. E. Wright
Workshop Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF00213048

Cite this article as:
Birks, H.H., Battarbee, R.W., Beerling, D.J. et al. J Paleolimnol (1996) 15: 281. doi:10.1007/BF00213048
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Abstract

Kråkenes is the site of a small lake on the west coast of Norway that contains a long sequence of late-glacial sediments. The Younger Dryas is well represented, as a cirque glacier developed in the catchment at this time. This site offers unique opportunities to reconstruct late-glacial environments from independent sources of evidence; physical evidence (glacial geomorphology, sedimentology, palaeomagnetism, radiocarbon dating), and biological evidence from the remains of animals and plants derived from both the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This report describes the background to the site, and the international multidisciplinary project to reconstruct late-glacial and early Holocene environmental and climatic changes at Kråkenes.

Key words

climatic changeenvironmental reconstructionKråkeneslate-glacialmulti-disciplinary project

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilary H. Birks
    • 1
  • R. W. Battarbee
    • 2
  • D. J. Beerling
    • 3
  • H. J. B. Birks
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. J. Brooks
    • 4
  • C. A. Duigan
    • 5
  • S. Gulliksen
    • 6
  • H. Haflidason
    • 7
  • F. Hauge
    • 11
  • V. J. Jones
    • 2
  • B. Jonsgard
    • 1
  • M. Kårevik
    • 8
  • E. Larsen
    • 9
  • G. Lemdahl
    • 10
  • R. Løvlie
    • 11
  • J. Mangerud
    • 7
  • S. M. Peglar
    • 1
  • G. Possnert
    • 12
  • J. P. Smol
    • 13
  • J. O. Solem
    • 14
  • I. Solhøy
    • 15
  • T. Solhøy
    • 15
  • E. Sønstegaard
    • 16
  • H. E. Wright
    • 17
  1. 1.Botanical InstituteUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Animal and Plant SciencesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  4. 4.Department of EntomologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK
  5. 5.Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru-Countryside Council for WalesBangorUK
  6. 6.Radiological Dating LaboratoryUniversity of TrondheimTrondheimNorway
  7. 7.Department of GeologyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  8. 8.Geological InstituteUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway
  9. 9.Geological Survey of NorwayTrondheimNorway
  10. 10.Department of Quaternary GeologyUniversity of LundLundSweden
  11. 11.Institute of Solid Earth PhysicsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  12. 12.The Svedberg LaboratoryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  13. 13.PEARL, Department of BiologyQueen's UniversityKingstonCanada
  14. 14.The MuseumUniversity of TrondheimTrondheimNorway
  15. 15.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  16. 16.Sogn & Fjordane CollegeSogndalNorway
  17. 17.Limnological Research CenterUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA