Quaternary paleoenvironments - results
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For a better understanding of modern alpine landscapes as well as their long and short-term dynamics, the knowledge of the past evolution of landscapes is essential. Almost all ecosystems are influenced by pleistocene climatic changes and the strong impact of alternating ice ages and warm periods. Even "minor" climatic variations, which occurred during the postglacial period, play an important role in the evolution and characteristics of modern landscapes. Studies of long-term records of these geo-ecological changes are the basis for understanding possible future impacts of global warming.
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29 August 2011
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