Significance of Last Glacial for Formation of Holocene Ecosystem.

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2006 - 1/2006
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science
Moravia; Slovak Republic; Ecosystem; Paleoclimate; Last Glacial; Holocene; Changes of Sediments and Flora; Migrations and Development of Fauna, Progress of Human Cultures, Microstructural Analysis of Tusks of Proboscedeans, Study of Dental Cementum

The project arise from necessity that present biological studies - dealing with unfavourable influence of human beings for environment – they can not manage without detailed knowledge of the period, when present day ecosystem was originating and was gradually transforming by man. These studies expect mutual interdisciplinary co-operation. It is time period from 26 000 to 7 500 B.P. Present day ecosystem developed in the course of transition from Last glacial to Holocene. The main questions of our project are why, by which manner changed the ecosystem and which meaning have this change for understanding of new Holocene ecosystem in the area of Moravia and Slovak republic. This study has considerable implication: we can apply discovered processes to older transitions of Pleistocene glacials to interglacials too. But it has also great meaning for understanding of the youngest history of the Earth, changes of environment and paleoclimate, migrations of flora and fauna, development of human cultures and for prediction of future trends.

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