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Holocene vegetation dynamics in response to climate change and human activities derived from pollen and charcoal records from southeastern China
Zhao, Lin1,2; Ma, Chunmei1,3; Leipe, Christian2; Long, Tengwen2,4,5; Liu, Kam-biu6; Lu, Huayu1; Tang, Lingyu (唐领余)7; Zhang, Yu1; Wagner, Mayke4,5; Tarasov, Pavel E.2
2017-11-01
Source PublicationPALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY
ISSN0031-0182
Volume485Pages:644-660
Abstract

Our knowledge about the Holocene evolution of the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) and its relation to human activities remains incomplete. A detailed palynological investigation of two sediment sections from the Daiyun Mountain Nature Reserve (ca. 25 degrees 38'-25 degrees 44'N, 118 degrees 05'-118 degrees 21'E, Fujian Province) suggests EASM-controlled subtropical climate conditions that were wetter and warmer than present over the early and middle Holocene. After 5700 cal. yr BP, steadily increasing non-arboreal pollen and fern spore percentages imply an attenuation of the EASM. The general climate trend is interrupted by several century-scale changes in composition and concentration of arboreal pollen taxa around 8200, 7200, 6300, and 4400 cal. yr BP, coinciding with weaker precipitation (and lower temperature) as suggested by the EASM oxygen isotope record. Our results further support the hypothesis that the natural vegetation cover of southern China was not markedly affected by human activities until 3000 cal. yr BP. The pollen records suggest a quick decrease in the forest cover ca. 30002450 cal. yr BP followed by a generally open (agricultural) landscape and spread of secondary pine forests. This pattern is in line with a major population growth promoted by the southward expansion of rice-based agriculture across the region that postdates the widely accepted 'Holocene climate optimum' by several millennia. This highlights the multidimensional significance of this term, which is commonly used in palaeoenvironmental and archaeological studies and should be consequently applied with respect to the specific issue under consideration. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V.

KeywordEast Asian Monsoon Peat Accumulation Hunter-gatherer Life Style Agriculture Land Cover Change
DOI10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.06.035
Language英语
WOS KeywordAsian Summer Monsoon ; High-resolution ; Lower Yangtze ; Southern China ; Sea-level ; Archaeological Sites ; Peatland Initiation ; Delta-o-18 Record ; Lake-sediments ; North-atlantic
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41371202] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFA0600501] ; Erasmus Programme PhD fellowship
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000419747400047
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Research and Development Program of China ; Erasmus Programme PhD fellowship
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/18760
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorMa, Chunmei; Tarasov, Pavel E.
Affiliation1.Nanjing Univ, Sch Geog & Oceanog Sci, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Free Univ Berlin, Paleontol Sect, Inst Geol Sci, Malteserstr 74-100,Haus D, D-12249 Berlin, Germany
3.Jiangsu Collaborat Innovat Ctr Climate Change, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.German Archaeol Inst, Eurasia Dept, Dol 2-6,Haus 2, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
5.Beijing Branch Off, Dol 2-6,Haus 2, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
6.Louisiana State Univ, Dept Oceanog & Coastal Sci, Sch Coast & Environm, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, Nanjing 210083, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Lin,Ma, Chunmei,Leipe, Christian,et al. Holocene vegetation dynamics in response to climate change and human activities derived from pollen and charcoal records from southeastern China[J]. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,2017,485:644-660.
APA Zhao, Lin.,Ma, Chunmei.,Leipe, Christian.,Long, Tengwen.,Liu, Kam-biu.,...&Tarasov, Pavel E..(2017).Holocene vegetation dynamics in response to climate change and human activities derived from pollen and charcoal records from southeastern China.PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,485,644-660.
MLA Zhao, Lin,et al."Holocene vegetation dynamics in response to climate change and human activities derived from pollen and charcoal records from southeastern China".PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 485(2017):644-660.
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