The present article reports the preliminary results of a pollen-analytical study of some peat sections with very short sample distances. The resulting diagrams may be an aid to a better understanding of the vegetational developments within the peat bog. The importance of Fungi is also discussed and the curves for fungal spores are compared with the peat stratigraphy and vegetational succession. Attention is also paid to cyclic phenomena observed in the diagrams; an approximately 80-years’ cycle in the Alnus curve seems to be apparent.

Acta botanica neerlandica

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T.A. Wijmstra, A. Smit, T. van der Hammen, & B. van Geel. (1971). Vegetational succession, fungal spores and short-term cycles in pollen diagrams from the Wietmarscher moor. Acta botanica neerlandica, 20(4), 401–410.