Hydrobiologia

, Volume 214, Issue 1, pp 223–227

Modern assemblages of arctic and alpine Chironomidae as analogues for late-glacial communities

  • Ian R. Walker
Article

Abstract

Surficial sediment data, illustrating the differences between arctic and temperate chironomid faunas, are presented and briefly discussed.

Key words

arctic alpine Chironomidae palaeoclimate palaeolimnology 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian R. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology Dept.Queen's Univ.KingstonCanada

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