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Palaeoenvironmental change in tropical Australasia over the last 30,000 years: a synthesis by the OZ-INTIMATE group
The tropics are the major source of heat and moisture for the Australasian region. Determining the tropics' response over time to changes in climate forcing mechanisms, such as summer insolation, andExpand
Late Quaternary fire regimes of Australasia
We have compiled 223 sedimentary charcoal records from Australasia in order to examine the temporal and spatial variability of fire regimes during the Late Quaternary. While some of these recordsExpand
Climatic records over the past 30 ka from temperate Australia – a synthesis from the Oz-INTIMATE workgroup
Temperate Australia sits between the heat engine of the tropics and the cold Southern Ocean, encompassing a range of rainfall regimes and falling under the influence of different climatic drivers.Expand
The analysis of charcoal in peat and organic sediments
The abundance of charcoal in sediments has been interpreted as a ‘fire history’ at about 1,000 sites across the globe. This research effort reflects the importance of fire in many ecosystems, and theExpand
Using the Paleorecord to Evaluate Climate and Fire Interactions in Australia
AbstractBurning has been a near-continuous feature of the Australian environment but has become progressively more important since the mid-Tertiary, associated with the development of theExpand
Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes
Climate is an important control on biomass burning, but the sensitivity of fire to changes in temperature and moisture balance has not been quantified. We analyze sedimentary charcoal records to showExpand
A >43,000-year vegetation and fire history from Lake Baraba, New South Wales, Australia
Abstract Palaeoenvironmental sequences that describe the vegetation of the last glacial maximum (LGM) and of the subsequent climatic amelioration are relatively rare in the Australian, SoutheastExpand
Climate change frames debate over the extinction of megafauna in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea)
Around 88 large vertebrate taxa disappeared from Sahul sometime during the Pleistocene, with the majority of losses (54 taxa) clearly taking place within the last 400,000 years. The largest was theExpand
Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire
Bushfires are one of the most frequent natural hazards experienced in Australia. Fires play an important role in shaping the landscape and its ecological dynamics, but may also have devastatingExpand
Environmental conditions in the SE Balkans since the Last Glacial Maximum and their influence on the spread of agriculture into Europe
Abstract The Thracian Plain in the SE Balkans was one of the main corridors through which Neolithic agriculture spread into continental Europe. Previous studies have invoked rapid sea-level andExpand