Late Holocene Environmental Variability and Sea-Level Change in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia
23rd November 2014
We present a high-resolution record of late Holocene palaeoenvironmental variability from Bentinck Island in the South Wellesley Group, Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia. Pollen, charcoal and inorganic sediment flux records from coastal mangrove sediments provide insight into changes in past landscape change, reflecting variability in sea-level and/or the strength of the Australian summer monsoon. Such research indicates that mangrove sediments can provide continuous records of past environmental variability. Furthermore, this research shows that climate during the Holocene was not as stable as traditionally thought with environmental conditions fluctuating on subcentennial scales.
Citation for this poster:
Petherick, L., C. Sloss, P. Moss, L. MacKenzie, A. Sternes, D. Rosendahl, S. Ulm and S. O’Connor 2014 Late Holocene Environmental Variability and Sea-Level Change in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia. Poster Presented at the AAA/ASHA Annual Conference, 1-3 December, Cairns.
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