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Mark Stromberg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252202

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001

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Pleistocene and Pre-European Grassland Ecosystems

Pleistocene and Pre-European Grassland Ecosystems

Chapter:
(p.36) (p.37) Four Pleistocene and Pre-European Grassland Ecosystems
Source:
California Grasslands
Author(s):

Mark R. Stromberg

Jeffrey D. Corbin

Carla M. D’antonio

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0004

This chapter explores the Pleistocene and pre-European evidence of grass dynamics, and describes pollen sequences documenting local and regional vegetation change. These include: (1) the three-million-year sequence from Tulelake on the eastern edge of the Modoc Plateau in northeastern California; (2) pollen sequence from Owens Lake on the lower portion of the Owens River east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southeastern California; (3) pollen sequence from Clear Lake in the coast range of northern California; and (4) ongoing analysis of a fragmentary million-year long record from the Buena Vista Lake Basin southwest of Bakersfield, California, which will eventually provide information on grass history. These records provide an indication of the response of grasses under California's natural variation in precipitation, temperature, and climate.

Keywords:   Pleistocene, grass dynamics, pollen sequences, vegetation change, Tulelake, Owens Lake, Clear Lake, Buena Vista, grass history

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