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Holocene changes in environment and climate in the central Mediterranean as reflected by lake and marine records

July 18, 2013
Presently considered one of the hot-spots of world bio-diversity, the Mediterranean region will probably be largely impacted by the ongoing climate change and thus is of major interest for palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research.
At the interface between the European temperate and the African tropical zones, the Mediterranean appears to be very sensitive to changes in the hydrological cycle and water resources. Its pronounced precipitation seasonality represents the main climate constraint for the Mediterreanean ecosystems and societies. In the perspective of ongoing global change (Solomon et al., 2007), there is an urgent need for a better understanding of climatic change and its associated environmental
variations around the Mediterranean basin.

Magny M, Combourieu n, Rousseau D-D, Loutre M-F, 2013, Holocene changes in environment and climate in the central Mediterranean as reflected by lake and marine records, Climate of the Past, 9, 1447-1454, doi:10.5194/cp-9-1447-2013. Article.

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