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Coring and sub-sampling of peatlands for palaeoenvironmental research

De Vleeschouwer, François and Chambers, Frank M. and Swindles, Graeme T. Coring and sub-sampling of peatlands for palaeoenvironmental research. (2010) Mires and Peat, 7. ISSN 1819-754X

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Abstract

Every palaeoenvironmental, palaeoecological and palaeogeochemical study of a peatland begins with coring or section sampling and sub-sampling. This first step in a peat-based palaeoenvironmental study is the most crucial, as a high-quality investigation can be achieved only from a foundation of high-quality stratigraphic sampling and sub-sampling. Various techniques for coring, sampling and sub-sampling are described, aiming to: (a) provide the reader with an overview of existing approaches and techniques; (b) offer guidance on good practice for achieving high-quality results efficiently; and (c) standardise the methodology in order to achieve comparable sequences and samples for future multiproxy, multi-site and multi-core projects.

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Additional Information:Thanks to International Mire Conservation Group editor AND International Peat Society editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Mires and Peat website : http://www.mires-and-peat.net/
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > University of Gloucestershire (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Umea University (SWEDEN)
Other partners > University of Leeds (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Deposited On:05 May 2014 07:17

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