5-n-Alkylresorcinols as biomarkers of sedges in an ombrotrophic peat section

Avsejs, Luke A and Nott, Chris J and Xie, Shucheng and Maddy, Darrel and Chambers, Frank M and Evershed, Richard P (2002) 5-n-Alkylresorcinols as biomarkers of sedges in an ombrotrophic peat section. Organic Geochemistry, 33 (7). pp. 861-867. ISSN 01466380

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Abstract

5-n-Alkylresorcinols with alkyl chain lengths varying from C19 to C25 were identified solely in bog-forming plant species classified as sedges (Eriophorum vaginatum, E. angustifolium, Trichophorum cespitosum and Rhynchospora alba). These compounds were then identified throughout the peat deposit on which these plants grow. Total abundances of 5-n-alkylresorcinols were found to reflect macrofossil abundances of sedges in a 40 cm peat profile from Bolton Fell Moss, Cumbria, UK, thereby complementing macrofossil data in palaeoclimate studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 16:36
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 12:59
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1176

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