Reconstructing savanna tree cover from pollen, phytoliths and stable carbon isotopes (pages 187–197)
Julie Aleman, Bérangère Leys, Roger Apema, Ilham Bentaleb, Marc A. Dubois, Barthélémy Lamba, Judicaël Lebamba, Céline Martin, Alfred Ngomanda, Loïc Truc, Jean-Michel Yangakola, Charly Favier and Laurent Bremond
Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01335.x
Pollen and phytolith records in soil are related to savanna woody cover. A quantitative multiproxy model linking the Leaf Area Index (LAI) to the ratio of arboreal to non-arboreal pollen (AP/NAP) and the ratio of dicotyledons to Poaceae phytoliths (D/P) was calibrated. This model can be applied in palaeosequences to help vegetation changes interpretation.