Lec 6 Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction 2

Lec 6 Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction 2 - Mon. Sept. 14...

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Mon. Sept. 14 To Do List – Environmental Reconstruction Continued • What can vegetation reconstruction tell us? • What is Paleobotany? • What is Palynology? – Data, Preservation, Methods, Sampling, Interpretation – Discussion of 1 st Article Write-up
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Conceptual Model Relating Aspects of the Environment (Redman figure 3.1) NATURE CULTURE BIOTIC ABIOTIC Plants and Animal Communities Climatic / Geographic Context Human / Social Systems Built Environment
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What can reconstructing past vegetation tell us? • Past climate conditions • What plants were available for humans • What animals are available for humans (tropic levels) • How humans impacted plant communities – Domestication of plants – Changed the distribution of plants – Extinction/Introduction of plants – changed the composition of plant communities – Direct and indirect impacts
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Climate
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ASB 326 taught by Professor Falconer during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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