Quaternary paleoecology of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Snake River Plain, Idaho.

R. C. Bright, Owen Davis

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Abstract

Based on woodrat middens and pollen from cave sediments, the Holocene vegetation history has been one of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) steppe that became increasingly similar to shadscale (Atriplex spp.) steppe, culminating 7000 yr BP. A radiocarbon date on snail shells from 'ancient' Lake Terreton shows that the basin was filled as recently as 700 yr BP. Fossils of aquatic organisms were found in aeolian sediments, indicating that lake and stream sediments may be an important source of the aeolian sediment. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Midland Naturalist
Volume108
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Snake River
paleoecology
alluvial plain
engineering
steppe
sediments
Artemisia
steppes
sediment
midden
vegetation history
aquatic organism
Atriplex
lakes
fluvial deposit
snail
cave
shell (molluscs)
lacustrine deposit
aquatic organisms

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Quaternary paleoecology of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Snake River Plain, Idaho. / Bright, R. C.; Davis, Owen.

In: American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 108, No. 1, 1982, p. 21-33.

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