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    • Lake sedimentary DNA accurately records 20th Century introductions of exotic conifers in Scotland 

      Sjøgren, Per Johan; Edwards, Mary Elizabeth; Gielly, Ludovic; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, I.W.; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Thierry, Fonville; Alsos, Inger Greve (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-28)
      Sedimentary DNA (sedDNA) has recently emerged as a new proxy for reconstructing past vegetation, but its taphonomy, source area and representation biases need better assessment. We investigated how sedDNA in recent sediments of two small Scottish lakes reflects a major vegetation change, using well-documented 20th Century plantations of exotic conifers as an experimental system. We used next-generation ...