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Título: Environmental and climatic reconstruction of MIS 3 in northwestern Europe using the small-mammal assemblage from Caverne Marie-Jeanne (Hastière-Lavaux, Belgium)
Autor: López-García, Juan Manuel
Blain, Hugues-Alexandre
Lozano-Fernández, Iván
Luzi, Elisa
Folie, Annelise
Palavras-chave: Insectivores
Terrestrial sequence
Data: 2017
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: López-García, J. M., Blain, H.-A., Lozano-Fernández, I., Luzi, E., & Folie, A. (2017). Environmental and climatic reconstruction of MIS 3 in northwestern Europe using the small-mammal assemblage from Caverne Marie-Jeanne (Hastière-Lavaux, Belgium). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 485 622-631. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.07.017
Resumo: Marine Isotope Stage 3 (MIS 3, ca. 60–30 ka) is characterized by dynamic alternations of forest expansion with semi-arid area expansion in accordance with thewarming and cooling, respectively, of the sea-surface temperatures in Northern Europe. It was in this context of rapid fluctuations that the terrestrial sequence of Caverne Marie-Jeanne (Hastière-Lavaux, Belgium) in northwestern Europe was formed. The habitat weighting method and the bioclimaticmodel, as well as the Simpson diversity index, are applied to the small-mammal assemblage of Caverne Marie-Jeanne in order to reconstruct the environmental and climatic fluctuations that are reflected in the MIS 3 sequence of the cave. Revision of the small-mammal fossil material deposited in the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS, Brussels, Belgium) shows that the lower layers (6 to 4) of the cave, pertaining to MIS 3 (ca. 50–40 ka), underwent cold, dry environmental and climatic conditions for these layers. This is indicated by temperatures lower than at present and precipitation slightly higher than at present, together with an environment dominated by openwoodland formations and open drymeadows. Our results are consistent with the available chronological, large-mammal, herpetofaunal and mollusc datasets for this lower part of the sequence. They are also consistentwith regional loess studies in Belgiumandwith previouswork performed on smallmammals from MIS 3 in Belgiumand elsewhere in Europe.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/35088
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.07.017
ISSN: 0031-0182
Versão do Editor: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018217302596?via%3Dihub
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