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Quantitative reconstruction of the Late Miocene monsoon climates of southwest China: A case study of the Lincang flora from Yunnan Province
The Miocene Lincang leaf assemblage is used in this paper as proxy data to reconstruct the palaeoclimate of southwestern Yunnan (SW China) and the evolution of monsoon intensity. Three quantitativeExpand
Quantitative climate reconstructions of the late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Yunnan, southwest China
The late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Kaiyuan in southeast Yunnan (23 degrees 48'45 '' N, 103 degrees 11'52 '' E, 1050 m a.s.l.) was chosen for palaeoclimatic reconstruction using threeExpand
Warm–cold colonization: response of oaks to uplift of the Himalaya–Hengduan Mountains
The results suggest that continuous uplift of the HHM in the late Miocene to early Pliocene accompanied by simultaneous cooling triggered the differentiation of oaks, which illuminates the geological events responsible for the modern‐day HHM. Expand
Abstract Leaf margin analysis (LMA) is a widely used method that applies present-day linear correlation between the proportion of woody dicotyledonous species with untoothed leaves (P) and meanExpand
Miocene to Pleistocene floras and climate of the Eastern Himalayan Siwaliks, and new palaeoelevation estimates for the Namling–Oiyug Basin, Tibet
Four fossil floras ranging in age from the mid Miocene to the early Pleistocene from the eastern Siwaliks near Darjeeling and in Arunachal Pradesh (AP) were compared taxonomically and subjected to aExpand
Leaf form-climate relationships on the global stage: an ensemble of characters
This work aims to test the global relationship between leaf form in woody dicot angiosperms and the climate in which they live. Expand
Late Miocene southwestern Chinese floristic diversity shaped by the southeastern uplift of the Tibetan Plateau
In southwestern China and Southeast Asia modern geology and topography have been influenced strongly by the collision between the Indian and Eurasian plates. The southeastern margin of the TibetanExpand
Why ‘the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau’ is a myth
The often-used phrase ‘the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau’ implies a flat-surfaced Tibet rose as a coherent entity, and that uplift was driven entirely by the collision and northward movement ofExpand
A tropical forest of the middle Miocene of Fujian (SE China) reveals Sino-Indian biogeographic affinities
New tropical and subtropical elements of this flora that co-occurred with Dipterocarpaceae are described that show more affinities with Indian Neogene floras than with other Chinese palaeofloras, and it is proposed that the route of exchange between the Indian and South Chinese Miocene floras passed through South-East Asia. Expand
Leaf physiognomy and climate: Are monsoon systems different?
Our understanding of past climatic changes depends on our ability to obtain reliable palaeoclimate reconstructions. Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program (CLAMP) uses the physiognomy of woodyExpand