Further Reading

Further reading links to supplement your studies.

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  • The Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Quaternary science available. It contains 357 broad-ranging articles authored by well-respected researchers from around the world.
    Elias, S.A. and C.J. Mock (2013) Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2nd edition). London: Elsevier. Available online at URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780444536426
  • Smol et al. (2010) and Last et al. (2001) detail the most important indicators used by paleoecologists and paleolimnologists, including pollen analysis, plant macrofossils, charcoal, diatoms, stable isotopes, geochemistry, lithostratigraphy, and mineralogy.
    Smol, J.P., Birks, H.J. and W.M. Last (2010). Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 3: Terrestrial, Algal, and Siliceous Indicators. Netherlands: Springer.
    Last, W.M., Smol, J.P. and Birks, H.J.B. (2001). Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 2: Physical and Geochemical Methods. Netherlands: Springer.
  • Birks and Birks (2004) and Delcourt and Delcourt (1991) discuss the approaches by which Quaternary terrestrial environments can be reconstructed from fossils and sediments. They provide in-depth explanation of the methods and assumptions for working with a variety of proxy data.
    Birks, H.J.B. and Birks, H.H.  (2004) Quaternary Palaeoecology. Caldwell, NJ: Blackburn Press.
    Delcourt, H.R. and Delcourt, P. (1991) Quaternary Ecology: A Paleoecological Perspective. Netherlands: Springer Science & Business Media.

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