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Vegetation and climate reconstructions on different time scales in China: a review of Chinese palynological research
Zhao, Yan1,2
2018-03-01
Source PublicationVEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY
ISSN0939-6314
Volume27Issue:2Pages:381-392
Corresponding AuthorZhao, Yan(zhaoyan@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThis paper reviews vegetation and climate reconstructions for different time scales based on palynological studies in China. It discusses examples of significant developments in palynological research topics within China: (1) Modern pollen-a modern pollen database (East Asia Surface Pollen Database) has been established through the collaboration of Chinese palynologists. Based on these data, modern pollen distributions and their quantitative relationship with vegetation and climate have been thoroughly studied. (2) Pre-Quaternary vegetation and climate dynamics-scientists have mapped pollen and palaeobotanical data from the Palaeogene. The vegetation distributions confirm a north-south zonal pattern during the Palaeogene that changed to an east-west monsoonal pattern during the Miocene and Pliocene. These results provide key evidence for understanding monsoon evolution. (3) Late-Quaternary vegetation-biome reconstructions based on fossil pollen data show spatial and temporal changes in vegetation since the Last Glacial Maximum, permitting a better understanding of climate change across China. (4) Quantitative climate reconstructions-some reconstructions have successfully detected Holocene climate variability thereby providing insights into monsoon history. At present, there are no comprehensive spatial reconstructions. Major possible future developments should focus on: (1) long-term vegetation reconstructions from lakes to study Asian monsoon dynamics at orbital scales; (2) quantitative reconstructions of vegetation and climate change to help stronger integration with palaeoclimate models and dynamic vegetation models; (3) land-cover and land-use change across China over the last 6,000 years to understand human impacts and provide empirical data for climate modellers; and (4) integration of pollen data with vegetation and climate modelling to understand the CO2-vegetation relationship and climate dynamics.
KeywordPalynological research China Vegetation Climate Time scales
DOI10.1007/s00334-017-0655-6
WOS KeywordEASTERN TIBETAN PLATEAU ; SURFACE-POLLEN DATA ; ASIAN MONSOON ; BIOME RECONSTRUCTIONS ; PRECIPITATION CHANGES ; SOUTHERN CHINA ; INNER-MONGOLIA ; EARLY MIOCENE ; NORTH CHINA ; HOLOCENE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41690113] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41330105] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFA0600501]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Research and Development Program of China
WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectPlant Sciences ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000425529400008
PublisherSPRINGER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/57001
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhao, Yan
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Yan. Vegetation and climate reconstructions on different time scales in China: a review of Chinese palynological research[J]. VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY,2018,27(2):381-392.
APA Zhao, Yan.(2018).Vegetation and climate reconstructions on different time scales in China: a review of Chinese palynological research.VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY,27(2),381-392.
MLA Zhao, Yan."Vegetation and climate reconstructions on different time scales in China: a review of Chinese palynological research".VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY 27.2(2018):381-392.
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