The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave

dc.contributor.advisorCowling, Richard Men_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorParkington, Johnen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorRichardson, David Marken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAllsopp, Janet Christine Natalieen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-24T09:15:12Z
dc.date.available2016-05-24T09:15:12Z
dc.date.issued1998en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: pages 118-133.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractA taxonomically well resolved sequence of charcoal spanning the past 40 000 years from the Elands Bay Cave was used in this thesis to achieve two main objectives: firstly to determine the plant communities which occurred in the past to compare these to extant communities, and secondly to predict past climates by using extant species-climate relationships. This quantitative approach in predicting past climates is novel in the western Cape. Two scales of study were used, a local and a regional scale. The study area used in the local approach was a block of land in the surrounds of the cave where the present-day distributions of the species (that occurred in the charcoal) could be sampled. A larger study area including the whole of South Africa was also used as a study area so as to determine the distribution of species that do not occur on the Cape west coast today, and also to sample a wider suite of climatic conditions. A classification of the past, present and combined data was conducted in order to document the change in communities over time. Ordination techniques were used to asses the environmental variables controlling the distribution of species in the landscape.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAllsopp, J. C. N. (1998). <i>The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19817en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAllsopp, Janet Christine Natalie. <i>"The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19817en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAllsopp, J. 1998. The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Allsopp, Janet Christine Natalie AB - A taxonomically well resolved sequence of charcoal spanning the past 40 000 years from the Elands Bay Cave was used in this thesis to achieve two main objectives: firstly to determine the plant communities which occurred in the past to compare these to extant communities, and secondly to predict past climates by using extant species-climate relationships. This quantitative approach in predicting past climates is novel in the western Cape. Two scales of study were used, a local and a regional scale. The study area used in the local approach was a block of land in the surrounds of the cave where the present-day distributions of the species (that occurred in the charcoal) could be sampled. A larger study area including the whole of South Africa was also used as a study area so as to determine the distribution of species that do not occur on the Cape west coast today, and also to sample a wider suite of climatic conditions. A classification of the past, present and combined data was conducted in order to document the change in communities over time. Ordination techniques were used to asses the environmental variables controlling the distribution of species in the landscape. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave TI - The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19817 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/19817
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAllsopp JCN. The reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Cave. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19817en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherBotanyen_ZA
dc.titleThe reconstruction of late quaternary vegetation and climatic patterns on the Cape West Coast, using a charcoal sequence from Elands Bay Caveen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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