Coring and sub-sampling of peatlands for palaeoenvironmental research

Vleeschouwer, F, Chambers, Frank M ORCID: 0000-0002-0998-2093, Swindles, G T, Beilman, D W and Yu, Z (2010) Coring and sub-sampling of peatlands for palaeoenvironmental research. Mires and Peat, 7. pp. 1-10.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ombrotrophic mires - Peat - Peat monoliths - Sample contamination
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Ineke Tijsma
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 12:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:59

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