By Steven T. Callan

Over his 30 years as a natural world defense officer for the California division of Fish and video game, Steve Callan and his operating accomplice, Dave Szody, carried out probably the most attention-grabbing, advanced and hugely winning natural world investigations in California background. in addition they amassed a wealth of real stories—action-packed, suspenseful and sometimes funny.

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2004) The Late glacial and Holocene environmental history of the Ioannina basin, north-west Greece. Quaternary Science Reviews 23:1599–1625. , Collada, C. and Gil, L. (2007) Molecular and palaeoecological evidence for multiple glacial refugia for evergreen oaks on the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Biogeography 34:1505–1517. Loulergue. , Spahni, R. et al. (2008) Orbital and millennial-scale features of atmospheric CH4 over the past 800,000 years. Nature 453:383–386. , Bereiter, B. et al. (2008) High-resolution carbon dioxide concentration record 650,000–800,000 years before present.

This study lends support to the view that the degree of shelter and/or favourable microclimatic conditions were more important than altitude in determining the location of refugia in Mediterranean mountains. Such conditions may also be more important than latitude given that Lamb et al. (1989) have shown, on the basis of pollen analysis of sediments from Lake Tigalmamine in the Middle Atlas Mountains at altitude 1628 m asl, that despite the more southern location in the Mediterranean Basin, sediments of the LGM were dominated by open habitat species and that tree pollen, notably oak, did not become significant until c.

Jouzels, J. et al. (2005) Similarity of vegetation dynamics during interglacial periods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 102:13939–13943. CIESM (2008) The Messinian salinity crisis from mega-deposits to microbiology – A consensus report. CIESM workshops No. 33. Monaco: CIESM. , Berger, A. -F. (1996) Alternate interpretation of the Messinian salinity crisis: Controversy resolved? Geology 24:363–366. , van Leeuwen, J. et al. (2009) Response of broadleaved evergreen Mediterranean forest vegetation to fire disturbance during the Holocene: insights from the peri-Adriatic region.

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