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    22. POST- Holocene evolution of Lake Skhodra (Albania): natural versus human impact

    E. Gliozzi (Univ. Roma Tre), I. Mazzini (IGAG–CNR), R. Koci (Polytechnic Univ. Tirana), S. Bushati (Albanian Sciences Academy) 3 days, 350 €, Rome – Skadar – Rome

    Lake Shkodra is the largest lake of the Balkan area, at the boundary between Albania and Montenegro. The multidisciplinary study of several boreholes drilled in the Albanian sector of the lake have confirmed that the lake itself has a recent origin, while during Roman times and even before, a marshland occupied the lake area. The evolution to a permanent lake does not seem to be linked to global or local climatic events but to significant changes in the hydrological network of the area, in particular to the discharge variations of the River Drin.

    The three-day excursion will illustrate the morphology of the lake depression and its relationships with the human-induced variations of the landscape. Discussion will concern the variations of the ostracod and aquatic macrophyte assemblages through time, and the dynamics of the River Drin in relation to the Holocene sea-level rise.

     PALCOMM Palaeoclimate  HABCOM Humans and Biosphere

    Physically demanding fieldtrip Naturalistic aspects Spectacular landscape

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