Vegetation and climate in Garhwal Himalaya during last 4,000 years
Keywords:Late-Quaternary, Palynostratigraphy, Palaeovegetation, Palaeoclimate, Garhwal Himalaya
Pollen analysis of 3 metre dug out trench (Profile-I) from Deoria Tal, situated at an altitude of 2.727 m a.s.1. in Garhwal Himalaya has revealed that 4,000 yrs ago the vegetation was dominated by Oak forests, associated with other broad-leaved elements such as Alnus, Rhododendron, Betula and Ulmus. Together with shrubby elements- Viburnum, Rosaceae and Oleaceae. It reflects to the warm temperate and humid climate prevailing in the region.