Palynological analysis of the Late Pleistocene terrace deposits of Lake Van, eastern Turkey: Reconstruction of paleovegetation and paleoclimate

Kaplan G.

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, vol.292, pp.168-175, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 292
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.10.046
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-175
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Paleovegetation and paleoclimate reconstruction of a Late Pleistocene terrace of Lake Van (northern part of lake; Ercis Celebibagi region) was based on pollen analysis from continuous laminated sediments. According to the pollen analysis, NAP pollen values are predominantly abundant. Chenopodiaceae, Artemisia and Poaceae were the prevailing plants, and Chenopodiaceae was the dominant paleoflora element during Late Pleistocene. Pollen data indicate halophyte vegetation. Climate was colder and drier. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.