Sensitivity and rapidity of vegetational response to abrupt climate change

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2000
Authors  Peteet, D.
Journal Title  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume  97
Issue  4
Pages  1359-1361
Journal Date  Feb 15
ISBN Number  0027-8424
Accession Number  ISI:000085409600013
Key Words  glacial environmental-change; southeastern new-york; younger-dryas; regional synthesis; last deglaciation; hudson highlands; northeastern USA; north-atlantic; greenland; records

Rapid climate change characterizes numerous terrestrial sediment records during and since the last glaciation. Vegetational response is best expressed in terrestrial records near ecotones. where sensitivity to climate change is greatest, and response times are as short: as decades.


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