A tribute to Sigmar Bortenschlager on the occasion of his 65th birthday
This special issue of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany is dedicated to Sigmar Bortenschlager, who celebrated his 65th birthday on March, 30th this year. It brings together papers by his former students as well as by colleagues, who conducted palaeoecological research as visiting professors at the Botany Department of Innsbruck University in the last decade. The subjects encompass archaeobotany, dendrochronology, dendroclimatology and vegetation history with an emphasis on prehistoric human impact, which exerted a strong fascination on Bortenschlager's research interests in the most recent times.
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