A late-Quaternary paleoenvironmental record for Texas: an overview of the pollen evidence. Academic Article uri icon


  • Elements of the N and SE US flora, including Picea glauca, invaded regions of E and central Texas during the late-Quaternary period and remained part of the regional vegetation until late-glacial times. Although vast regions of west Texas were probably covered by conifer forests during the full-glacial period, those forests were not as widespread as some earlier reports have indicated. The area of S Texas revealed that a mosaic vegetational pattern probably was well established throughout the post-glacial period and perhaps even longer. Regions of north Texas contained grassland savannas during the post-glacial and part of the late-glacial period.-from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Bryant, V. M., & Holloway, R. G.

publication date

  • January 1985