Multi-proxy study of anthropogenic disturbance and climate change in a small mire in central Poland

Jacek Forysiak, Zofia Balwierz, Ryszard K. Borówka, Piotr Kittel, Marek Kloss, Mariusz Lamentowicz, Mateusz Płóciennik, Jacek Pawlyta, Dominik Pawłowski, Julita Tomkowiak, Juliusz Twardy, Joanna Żelazna-Wieczorek and Sławomir Żurek

After Wise Use – The Future of Peatlands, Proceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress: Pristine Mire Landscapes

Tullamore, Ireland

anthropogenic-changes, central-poland, climate-change, kettle-hole-mire

Forysiak 2008: Multi-proxy study of anthropogenic disturbance and climate change


The Zabieniec kettle-hole mire is situated in central Poland. Peat and limnic deposits were studied with several proxies. There are also geomorphological and archeological studies being carried out in the mire surroundings. The main part of the sequence of lake sediments and peat accumulated under natural conditions. In the top part of the peat an anthropogenic disturbance was recognized as the signal of agricultural development extending from the Middle Ages to the present day.