New environmental research results of Polesie Lubelskie - Quaternary Int.

With a great pleasure, we are announcing the next scientific publication Dr hab. Irena Agnieszka Pidek, prof. UMCS (Department of Geomorphology and Palaeogeography UMCS) published in Quaternary International:

J. Jarosz, I.A. Pidek, D. Urban, M. Lamentowicz, A. Michczyński, 2020. Human impact since medieval times in the western part of Lublin Polesie against the background of Holocene climate changes: record from Lake Mytycze in the Wieprz-Krzna Canal System (SE Poland), Quaternary International, ISSN 1040-6182,

The main objective of the study was to reconstruct palaeoenvironmental changes recorded in lake and peatland sediments from the peatland located in the western part of Lublin Polesie, where no former palaeoecological research had been conducted, and to compare findings to changes reconstructed for other sites in the eastern part of this region. Climate changes were considered, as well as the effects of human impact, which intensified particularly after the Middle Ages. In recent times the trajectory of change of the Mytycze ecosystem was exceptional because in the 1960s this area was included in the Wieprz-Krzna Canal System, and then renaturated after the discontinued use of hydraulic engineering structures.

The first author of this paper is Dr Joanna Jarosz (Faculty of Biology, University of Białystok), a graduate of geography and PhD studies at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

According to the current List of Journals of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the article published in Quaternary International is 100 points.


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    Date of addition
    28 December 2020