Laimdota Kalnina, Eliza Kuske, Ilze Ozola, Agnese Pujate
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
bog, fen, littorina-sea-lagoon, mire, peat
Kalnina et al 2012: Fen and Raised Bog Development in the Areas of Former Littorina Sea Lagoons in the Coastal Lowland of Latvia
Theme I. Inventory, stratigraphy and conservation of mires and peatlands
The studies of mire development in areas of former Littorina lagoons have been carried out in mires from the Coastal Lowland in Latvia. Lake sediments and peats from Sarnate, Bazi, Engure and Sleperi mires were studied by palynological, plant macroremains and peat botanical composition methods. Sediments were dated by the 14C method and age-depth diagrams were created. This approach provides a better understanding of mire development processes in the ancient lagoon areas due to lake terrestrialisation after the Littorina Sea regression.