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Palynological sampling series in Kobuleti area

Data holding centreGeorgian National Museum, Institute of Palaeobiology
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period1972-2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Kobuleti

Observations 
Parameters

Palaeoclimatic indicators and parameters; Sediment age

Instruments

Rock dredges

Description 
Summary

Total palynomorphs quantity in Kobuleti area is 176. In Atlantic periods palynospectra dominated Pterocarya and Castanea pollen. Very rich taxonomically composition is in Sphagnum bog Ispani II deposits. Pollen evidence from bog in lowland Kobuleti area shows that 4500 years ago Castanea (chestnut) dominated woods rapidly declined to be replaced by alder swamps and later, during the first millennium BC, by open, marshy landscapes in which fire played a prominent part. Around 1900 years ago Sphagnum blanket bog encroached on the marshes and dense Fagus-Carpinus (beech-hornbeam) forests were clear-felled and marshes were drained for large-scale, mechanized agriculture. To a much greater degree, episodes of coastal subsidence, sea-level rise and human impact have shaped the vegetation history of coastal zone of Kobuleti.

OriginatorsGeorgian National Museum, Institute of Palaeobiology
Availability 
OrganisationGeorgian National Museum, Institute of Palaeobiology
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactDr. Eliso Kvavadze (Senior Research Scientist)
Address

Georgian National Museum, Institute of Palaeobiology
4 Niagvris-Potochnay Str., Tbilisi 8, Georgia 0108
Tbilisi

0108
Georgia

Telephone995 32 93 12 82
Facsimile995 32 98 21 33
Emailekvavadze@mail.ru
Administration 
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifier39015004
Global identifier1927
Last revised2009-02-04