Glacial refugium

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A glacial refugium (plural refugia) is a geographic place or region which made possible the survival of flora and fauna in times of ice ages and allowed a post-glacial re-colonization.[1] Different types of glacial refugia can be distinguished namely nunatak-, peripheral and lowland refugia.[2]

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  1. ^ The encyclopedia of earth,
  2. ^ Holderegger, R., Thiel-Egenter, C. (2009): A discussion of different types of glacial refugia used in mountain biogeography and phytogeography. Journal of Biogeography 36, 476-480.