The starting point of palynology when dealing with ecology is that ‘ecosystems are dynamic and have a history’ (Willis & Birks, 2006; Birks, 2012). In a thematic review centred on ‘cultural landscapes of the past’, recently published, Mercuri, et al. (2010) outlined the essential role of botanists in creating a bridge of knowledge between past and present vegetation and human impact dynamics. This is especially obtained by providing a faithful interpretation of the plant cover developed as a consequence of presence or pressure of both past and modern human activities. These concepts match the assumptions of history as ‘change with time’ and ‘ecology as a historical discipline’ by Boero (2010).

2013 Palynology: The bridge between palaeoecology and ecology for the understanding of human-induced global changes in the Mediterranean Area / Mercuri, Anna Maria; Marignani, M.; Sadori, Laura. - In: ANNALI DI BOTANICA. - ISSN 0365-0812. - ELETTRONICO. - 3:(2013), pp. 107-113. [10.4462/annbotrm-10332]

2013 Palynology: The bridge between palaeoecology and ecology for the understanding of human-induced global changes in the Mediterranean Area

MERCURI, Anna Maria;SADORI, LAURA
2013-01-01

Abstract

The starting point of palynology when dealing with ecology is that ‘ecosystems are dynamic and have a history’ (Willis & Birks, 2006; Birks, 2012). In a thematic review centred on ‘cultural landscapes of the past’, recently published, Mercuri, et al. (2010) outlined the essential role of botanists in creating a bridge of knowledge between past and present vegetation and human impact dynamics. This is especially obtained by providing a faithful interpretation of the plant cover developed as a consequence of presence or pressure of both past and modern human activities. These concepts match the assumptions of history as ‘change with time’ and ‘ecology as a historical discipline’ by Boero (2010).
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2013 Palynology: The bridge between palaeoecology and ecology for the understanding of human-induced global changes in the Mediterranean Area / Mercuri, Anna Maria; Marignani, M.; Sadori, Laura. - In: ANNALI DI BOTANICA. - ISSN 0365-0812. - ELETTRONICO. - 3:(2013), pp. 107-113. [10.4462/annbotrm-10332]
Mercuri, Anna Maria; Marignani, M.; Sadori, Laura
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