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The altitude of the Alpine tree-line has often been used as proxy for the climatic conditions in the Holocene epoch. The usual approach for establishing a record for this proxy is the analysis of pollen and macro remains. We analysed living trees and subfossil logs from the timberline ecotone in...

Nicolussi, K.; Kaufmann, M.; Patzelt, G.; Plicht, J. van der; Thurner, A.
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 2005, 14, 3, pp 221-234

During recent years a number of fragments of Pinus cembra and Larix decidua wood as well as peat were found in front of the tongue of the Pasterze Glacier in the Eastern Alps. These were washed out by the stream from under the present ice. The wood originates from trees which reached ages of up to...

Nicolussi, K.; Patzelt, G.
Holocene, 2000, 10, 2, pp 191-199