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Late-Wisconsin Vegetational Changes in Unglaciated Eastern North America1

  • Donald R. Whitehead (a1)

Recent pollen and macrofossil data from the Southeast is consistent with a displacement of boreal forest species by over 1000 km during full-glacial time. Data from west of the Appalachians suggests a displacement of some 600 km. Thus boreal forests were developed in a broad area south of the ice margin. Few deciduous forest elements persisted in that region. The displacement appears to have been azonal. There is good evidence to suggest a significant mid-Wisconsin interstadial (23,000-36,000 BP) characterized by a more temperate biota.

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Paper presented at Symposium on “The Paleoecology of modern Vegetation” sponsored by the Ecological Society of America, August 30, 1972.

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