The early-middle Holocene lacustrine succession of Corvara in Badia (Italian Dolomites, 1521 m a.s.l.) records landslides and other watershed events before the onset of human pressure. The sensitivity of this archive to relate climate change, watershed processes and vegetation dynamics in the catchment has been explored through a stratigraphic study, including the analysis of sedimentological features, magnetic properties, palaeobotanical records and radiocarbon dating. A palaeolake existed between 10.1 k and 7 k cal. yr BP and was surrounded by a dense conifer forest. Long-term forest dynamics driven by ecological processes and by climatic conditions favourable to upward forest expansion is recorded throughout the pollen record. Within the fine clastic sedimentation, distinct layers enriched in organic debris of terrestrial origin have been attributed to instant events produced by mass movements. Their age fits the chronology of large landslide events already known in the catchment, enabling correlation of the field evidence of landslides with the lacustrine record. Landslide frequency is controlled by geological and structural factors, but it is significantly modulated by the centennial-millennial climatic phases that characterise the Holocene in the Alps. The taphonomical properties of pollen and macroremains provided valuable insight on the mechanism of watershed processes. Copyright (C) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

A lacustrine record of early Holocene watershed events and vegetation history, Corvara in Badia, Dolomites (Italy) / Borgatti, L.; Ravazzi, C.; Donegana, M.; Corsini, Alessandro; Marchetti, Mauro; Soldati, Mauro. - In: JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0267-8179. - STAMPA. - 22:2(2007), pp. 173-189. [10.1002/jqs.1039]

A lacustrine record of early Holocene watershed events and vegetation history, Corvara in Badia, Dolomites (Italy)

CORSINI, Alessandro;MARCHETTI, Mauro;SOLDATI, Mauro
2007

Abstract

The early-middle Holocene lacustrine succession of Corvara in Badia (Italian Dolomites, 1521 m a.s.l.) records landslides and other watershed events before the onset of human pressure. The sensitivity of this archive to relate climate change, watershed processes and vegetation dynamics in the catchment has been explored through a stratigraphic study, including the analysis of sedimentological features, magnetic properties, palaeobotanical records and radiocarbon dating. A palaeolake existed between 10.1 k and 7 k cal. yr BP and was surrounded by a dense conifer forest. Long-term forest dynamics driven by ecological processes and by climatic conditions favourable to upward forest expansion is recorded throughout the pollen record. Within the fine clastic sedimentation, distinct layers enriched in organic debris of terrestrial origin have been attributed to instant events produced by mass movements. Their age fits the chronology of large landslide events already known in the catchment, enabling correlation of the field evidence of landslides with the lacustrine record. Landslide frequency is controlled by geological and structural factors, but it is significantly modulated by the centennial-millennial climatic phases that characterise the Holocene in the Alps. The taphonomical properties of pollen and macroremains provided valuable insight on the mechanism of watershed processes. Copyright (C) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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A lacustrine record of early Holocene watershed events and vegetation history, Corvara in Badia, Dolomites (Italy) / Borgatti, L.; Ravazzi, C.; Donegana, M.; Corsini, Alessandro; Marchetti, Mauro; Soldati, Mauro. - In: JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0267-8179. - STAMPA. - 22:2(2007), pp. 173-189. [10.1002/jqs.1039]
Borgatti, L.; Ravazzi, C.; Donegana, M.; Corsini, Alessandro; Marchetti, Mauro; Soldati, Mauro
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