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Volume 7 (2010): Article 1
Coring and sub-sampling of peatlands for palaeoenvironmental research
by F. De Vleeschouwer, F.M. Chambers and G.T. Swindles
Published online: 13.06.2010
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 toachieve comparable sequences and samples for future multiproxy, multi-site and multi-core projects.
De Vleeschouwer, F., Chambers, F.M. & Swindles, G.T. (2010): Coring and sub-sampling of peatlands for palaeoenvironmental research. Mires and Peat 7: Art. 1. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map07/map0701.php)
IMCG and IPS acknowledge the work of the reviewers.