Vegetation cover estimates and sediment records for Gåsfjärden and Lake Storsjön, Sweden

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bingjie Yang - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research orcid

Karl Ljung - Lund University, Department of Geology orcid

Wenxin Ning - Lund University, Department of Geology

Helena Filipsson - Lund University, Department of Geology orcid

Anne Birgitte Nielsen - Lund University, Department of Geology orcid

Research principal

Lund University - Department of Geology rorId


Datasets of vegetation cover estimates in percentage from Gåsfjärden and Lake Storsjön based on the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm and the lignin phenols records of the sediment cores from Lake Storsjön and Gåsfjärden. For a more detailed description of the methodology, see
Yang, B., Ljung, K., Ning, W., Filipsson H.L., Nielsen, A.B. Relationships between land use and terrestrial organic matter transfer to the Baltic Sea over the last 500 years. JGR Biogeosciences, Submitted.

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Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Experiment
  • Description of the mode of collection:
    The lignin phenols in the sediments were extracted using CuO oxidation (Hedges and Ertel, 1982). sediments were prepared for pollen analysis, according to the standard acetolysis method of Berglund and Ralska-Jasiewiczowa (1986). Land cover was reconstructed through Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm (LRA) (Sugita, 2007).

    Berglund, B.E., Ralska-Jasiewiczowa. 1986. Pollen Analysis and Pollen Diagrams, Handbook of Holocene Palaeoecology and Palaeohydrology. John Wiley and Sons Press, Chichester, pp. 455-484.
    Hedges, J.I., Ertel, J.R., Leopold, E.B. 1982. Lignin geochemistry of a Late Quaternary sediment core from Lake Washington. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 46, 1869-1877.
    Sugita, S. 2007. Theory of quantitative reconstruction of vegetation I: pollen from large sites REVEALS regional vegetation composition. Holocene 17, 229-241.
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-05-01 – 2020-12-01
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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Småland Province, Baltic Sea

Geographic description: SE Sweden, and SW Baltic Sea, coastal zone

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Department of Geology

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Research area

Climate research (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Environmental sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Geology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Geochemistry (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Botany (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

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Oceans (INSPIRE topic categories)

Environment (INSPIRE topic categories)


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Ning, W., Nielsen, A. B., Norbäck Ivarsson, L., Jilber, T., Åkesson, C. M., Slomp, C. P., Andrén, E., Broström, A., & Filipsson, H. L. (2018). Anthropogenic and climatic impacts on a coastal environment in the Baltic Sea over the last 1000 years. In Anthropocene (Vol. 21, pp. 66–79).
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34716

Ning, W., Tang, J., & Filipsson, H. L. (n.d.). Long-term coastal openness variation and its impact on sediment grain-size distribution : A case study from the Baltic Sea. In Earth Surface Dynamics (Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 773–780).

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Published: 2023-12-18