Lateglacial and Holocene environmental evolution of the Middle and Lower Scheldt basin in northern Belgium. A pollen and diatom study

01 September 2015 → 31 August 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Evolutionary biology
diatoms pollen palaeo-environment Prehistory (Stone Age) Comparative Quantitative Field research Early Holocene Late Glacial palaeoecology Scheldt basin Belgium Archaeology
Project description

Lateglacial and Holocene environmental changes are studied by pollen and diatom analysis of sediment samples taken from vertical sequences in the alluvial plains of the Middle and Lower Scheldt basin. Combined with radiocarbon dates, this results in a reconstruction of the environmental and vegetation history in the region. Furthermore, links with early human occupation and climate fluctuations can be studied.