A 16,000 year pollen record of vegetational change in central Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • Fossil pollen records from peat bogs are used to propose a 16, 000‐year paleoenvironmental sequence for central Texas. Evidence suggests that during the late Fullglacial, central Texas was covered by an open woodland deciduous forest with some conifers present. During the Lateglacial, this vegetation appears to have been replaced by a proposed parkland vegetation dominated by grasses but still containing some arboreal elements. Finally, during the Postglacial period there was a continued loss of more arboreal elements resulting in the establishment of the central Texas Post Oak Savanna vegetation of today. © 1977 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bryant, V. M.

citation count

  • 53

publication date

  • December 1977