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Biome stability in South America over the last 30 kyr: Inferences from long-term vegetation dynamics and habitat modelling

Costa, Gabriel C.; Hampe, Arndt; Ledru, Marie-Pierre; Martinez, Pablo A.; Mazzochini, Guilherme G.; Shepard, Donald B.; Werneck, Fernanda P.; Moritz, Craig; Carnaval, Ana Carolina


Aim: The aim was to examine the links between past biome stability, vegetation dynamics and biodiversity patterns. Location: South America. Time period: Last 30,000 years. Major taxa studied: Plants. Methods: We classified South America into major biomes according to their dominant plant functional groups (grasses, trees and shrubs) and ran a random forest (RF) classification with data on current climate. We then fitted the algorithm to predict biome distributions for every 1,000 years back to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/geb.12694


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