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Vegetation, fire, and climate history during the last 18500 cal a BP in south-western Yunnan Province, China

Xiao, Xiayun; Shen, J; Han, Yong; Xue, Bin; Zhang, Enlou; Wang, Sumin; Tong, Guobang; Haberle, Simon


High-resolution pollen and charcoal records from Qinghai Lake in south-western China are presented. The records reveal variations in vegetation, fire and climate history since 18 500 cal a BP. The results show that seven significant vegetation changes are recorded, which are responses to climate changes and/or fire events. Frequent and intensive fires occurred during the periods 17 900–15 000, 13 000–11 500 and 4280–980 cal a BP, corresponding to relatively dry climatic conditions. Combined...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Quaternary Science
DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2824


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