The ecological impact of oceanic island colonisation - a palaeoecological perspective from the Azores
Journal of Biogeography
In many cases, human colonization drastically modified the ecosystems of remote oceanic islands before scientists arrived to document the changes. Palaeoecological records before and after human colonization provide insights into the original ecosystems and an assessment of subsequent human impact. We used pollen analysis to compare the impact of 15th century colonization of the Azores with that of natural disturbances such as volcanic eruptions and climate changes
Connor, S.; Leeuwen, J. Van; Rittenour, Tammy M.; Knapp, P.; Ammann, B.; and Bjorck, S., "The ecological impact of oceanic island colonisation - a palaeoecological perspective from the Azores" (2012). Geology Faculty Publications. Paper 335.