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Southwestern Manitoba - Palaeoecology and Palaeolimnology

Southwestern Manitoba - Palaeoecology and Palaeolimnology

Book cover Ashworth, A. C., and A. M. Cvancara 1983
Paleoecology of the Southern Part of the Lake Agassiz Basin. In Glacial Lake Agassiz, edited by J. T. Teller and L. Clayton, pp. 133-156. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper No. 26.
AEU SCI QE 697 G54 A useful review and summary paper; a good entry point into the literature for this region. Deals with sites in western North Dakota and eastern Minnesota. Some discussion of pollen, diatoms and vertebrate evidence. More discussion of molluscs and insect faunas. The taxonomic list of molluscs is especially useful. (02/Sep/2010).

Boyd, M. 2002
Identification of Anthropogenic Burning in the Paleoecological Record of the Northern Prairies: A New Approach. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92(3):471-482.

Boyd, M. 2003
Paleoecology of an Early Holocene Wetland on the Canadian Prairies. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 57(2-3):139- 149.
AEU SCI G 1 R452 Site discussed: Flintstone Hill.

Boyd, M. 2004
Building a Geoarchaeological Framework for the Assiniboine Delta: Initial Results. In 37th Annual Congress, May 12-16 2004, Program, pp. 22. Canadian Archaeological Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Site discussed: Rossendale.

Boyd, M. 2007
Early postglacial history of the southeastern Assiniboine Delta, glacial Lake Agassiz basin. Journal of Paleolimnology 37:313-329.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 DOI: 10.1007/s10933- 066-9044-3 Site discussed: Rossendale. Sediment record spans 13 m depth. Presents macrofossil data. (18/05/2012).

Boyd, M., G. L. Running IV, and K. Havholm 2003
Paleoecology and Geochronology of Glacial Lake Hind During the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition: A Context for Folsom Surface Finds on the Canadian Prairies. Geoarchaeology 18(6):583-607.
Deals mainly with stratigraphy, macroremains, and pollen analysis of organic materials towards the base of the Flintstone Hill cutbank.

Boyd, M. J. 2000
Late Quaternary Geoarchaeology of the Lauder Sandhills, Southwestern Manitoba. Unpublished PhD dissertation. Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. xvi + 300 pages.
Site discussed: Flintstone Hill.

Brooks, G. R., and B. E. Medioli 2003
Deposits and Cutoff Ages of Horseshoe and Marion Oxbow Lakes, Red River, Manitoba. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 57(2-3):151- 158.
AEU SCI G 1 R452 Sites discussed: Horseshoe Lake (Man), Marion Lake (Man).

Last, W. M. 1982
Holocene Carbonate Sedimentation in Lake Manitoba, Canada. Sedimentology 29(5):691-704.
AEU SCI QE 581 A1 S4 DOI: 10.1111/j.365- 3091.1982.tb00074.x Site discussed: Lake Manitoba, south basin.

Book cover Last, W. M., and J. T. Teller 1983
Holocene Climate and Hydrology of the Lake Manitoba Basin. In Glacial Lake Agassiz, edited by J. T. Teller and L. Clayton, pp. 333-353. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper No. 26.
AEU SCI QE 697 G54 Describes coring program and results from South Basin of Lake Manitoba. (02/Sep/2010).

Last, W. M., and J. T. Teller 2002
Paleolimnology of Lake Manitoba: The Lithostratigraphic Evidence. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 56(2-3):135- 154.
AEU SCI G 1 R452 Site discussed: Lake Manitoba (South Basin). Note: Volume dated 2002 but published in 2004.

Last, W. M., J. T. Teller, and R. M. Forester 1994
Paleohydrology and Paleochemistry of Lake Manitoba, Canada: The Isotope and Ostracode Records. Journal of Paleolimnology 12:269-282.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Examines record from the South Basin of the lake.

Lewis, C. F. M., D. L. Forbes, B. J. Todd, and E. Nielsen (L. H. Thorleifson, P. J. Henderson, I. McMartin, T. W. Anderson, R. N. Betcher, W. M. Buhay. S. M. Burbidge, C. J. Schröder-Adams, J. W. King, K. Moran, C. Gobson, C. A. Jarrett, H. J. Kling, W. L. Lockhart, W. M. Last, G. L. D. Matile, J. Risberg, C. G. Rodrigues, A. M. Telka, and R. E. Vance) 2001
Uplife-driven expansion delayed by middle Holocene desiccation in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Geology 29(8):743-746.
AEU SCI QE 1 G3455 Sites discussed: Lake Winnipeg - South Basin, Lake Winnipeg - North Basin. A short synthesis paper that pulls together a lot of information from many different studies. Presents an explanation for dry conditions between 7,500 and 4,000 yr BP shown in sediments from Lake Winnipeg. (19/May/2012).

Löve, D. 1959
The Postglacial Development of the Flora of Manitoba: A Discussion. Canadian Journal of Botany 35:547-585.

Nielsen, E., D. H. McNeil, and W. B. McKillop 1987
Origin and Paleoecology of Post-Lake Agassiz Raised Beaches in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 24:1478-1485.
AEU SCI QE 1 C212 Study takes place on northern margin of Lake Winnipegosis, a long way north of the SCAPE study area. However, it provides evidence for late Holocene conditions, and lake level fluctuations as a consequence of isostatic tilting.

Patterson, R. T., W. B. McKillop, S. Kroker, E. Neilsen, and E. G. Reinhardt 1997
Evidence for Rapid Avian-mediated Foraminiferal Colonization of Lake Winnipegosis, Manitoba, During the Holocene Hypsithermal. Journal of Paleolimnology 18:131-143.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Sampled from NW end of the lake, in Bell River Bay. Looked at pollen, forams, and molluscs.

Book cover Richmond, K., and L. G. Goldsborough 1999
Late Holocene Paleolimnology of Killarney Lake, Manitoba. In Holocene Climate and Environmental Change in the Palliser Triangle: A Geoscientific Context for Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change in the Southern Canadian Prairies, edited by D. S. Lemmen and R. E. Vance, pp. 111-123. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 534. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
AEU SCI QE 185 A43 No. 534

Risberg, J., P. Sandgren, J. T. Teller, and W. M. Last 1999
Siliceous Microfossils and Mineral Magnetic Characteristics in a Sediment Core from Lake Manitoba, Canada: A Remnant of Glacial Lake Agassiz. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 36:1299-1314.
AEU SCI QE 1 C212 Looks at diatoms.

Ritchie, J. C. 1964
Contributions to the Holocene Paleoecology of Westcentral Canada: 1 The Riding Mountain Area. Canadian Journal of Botany 42:183-196.

Ritchie, J. C. 1969
Absolute Pollen Frequency and Carbon-14 Age of a Section of Holocene Lake Sediment from the Riding Mountain Area of Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Botany 47:1345-1349.

Book cover Ritchie, J. C. 1983
The Paleoecology of the Central and Northern Parts of the Glacial Lake Agassiz Basin. In Glacial Lake Agassiz, edited by J. T. Teller and L. Clayton, pp. 157-170. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 26. Geological Association of Canada, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
AEU SCI QE 697 G54

Ritchie, J. C., and S. Lichti-Federovich 1968
Holocene Pollen Assemblages from the Tiger Hills, Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 5:873-880.
AEU SCI QE 1 C212 One of the SCAPE project study areas in southern Manitoba.

Sproule, T. 1972
A Palaeoecological Investigation into the Post-Glacial History of Delta Marsh, Manitoba. Unpublished Masters dissertation. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

St George, S., T. W. Anderson, D. Forbes, C. F. M. Lewis, E. Nielsen, and L. H. Thorleifson 2001
Climatic Extremes in Souther Manitoba During the Past Millennium. Final Report, Climate Change Action Fund, Environment Canada. Manitoba Geological Survey, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 64 pages.
Comprises three main chapters. The first two concentrate on tree ring records. The last section reports on cores from the south basin of Lake Winnipeg, including sediment characterization and pollen analysis. (19/May/2012).

Book cover Teed, R., P. Camill, C. E. Umbanhowar Jr, C. Geiss, B. Murphy, and J. Dorr 2004
Multi-proxy Lake Sediment Records at the Northern and Southern Boundaries of the Aspen Parkland Region of Manitoba, Canada. AMQUA, Program and Abstracts of the 18th Biennial Meeting .
Sites discussed: Jones Lake, Mallard Lake.

Teller, J. T., Z. Yang, M. Boyd, W. M. Buhay, K. McMillan, H. J. Kling, and A. M. Telka 2008
Postglacial sedimentary record and history of West Hawk Lake crater, Manitoba. Journal of Paleolimnology 40:661-688.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 DOI: 10.1007/s10933- 008-9192-8 Site discussed: West Hawk Lake. Multidisciplinary study that includes sedimentological and geochemical data, pollen, plant macrofossils, charcoal, and diatoms. (19/05/2012).

Vance, R. E., W. M. Last, and A. J. Smith 1997
Hydrologic and Climatic Implications of a Multidisciplinary Study of Late Holocene Sediments from Kenosee Lake, Southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 18:1-29.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86

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