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Global peatland dynamics since the Last Glacial Maximum
[1] Here we present a new data synthesis of global peatland ages, area changes, and carbon (C) pool changes since the Last Glacial Maximum, along with a new peatland map and total C pool estimates.Expand
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Synchronisation of palaeoenvironmental events in the North Atlantic region during the Last Termination: a revised protocol recommended by the INTIMATE group
Abstract The North Atlantic INTIMATE group of the INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission has previously recommended an Event Stratigraphy approach for the synchronisation of records of the Last TerminationExpand
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Northern peatland carbon stocks and dynamics: a review
  • Z. Yu
  • Environmental Science
  • 22 October 2012
Abstract. Peatlands contain a large belowground carbon (C) stock in the biosphere, and their dynamics have important implications for the global carbon cycle. However, there are still largeExpand
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Holocene carbon flux histories of the world’s peatlands
  • Z. Yu
  • Environmental Science
  • 27 January 2011
This paper proposes a novel approach using basal peat ages and carbon (C) accumulation profiles from the world’s major peatland regions to decompose C flux terms from time-dependent C pool dataExpand
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Rapid deglacial and early Holocene expansion of peatlands in Alaska
  • M. Jones, Z. Yu
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 5 April 2010
Northern peatlands represent one of the largest biospheric carbon (C) reservoirs; however, the role of peatlands in the global carbon cycle remains intensely debated, owing in part to the paucity ofExpand
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A database and synthesis of northern peatland soil properties and Holocene carbon and nitrogen accumulation
Here, we present results from the most comprehensive compilation of Holocene peat soil properties with associated carbon and nitrogen accumulation rates for northern peatlands. Our database consistsExpand
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Holocene vegetation and climate histories in the eastern Tibetan Plateau: controls by insolation-driven temperature or monsoon-derived precipitation changes?
Abstract The climates on the eastern Tibetan Plateau are strongly influenced by direct insolation heating as well as monsoon-derived precipitation change. However, the moisture and temperatureExpand
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Middle Holocene dry climate caused by change in atmospheric circulation patterns: Evidence from lake levels and stable isotopes
Sediment hiatuses, detritus layers, and inwashed terrestrial moss layers in five cores at Crawford Lake, Ontario, Canada, show that the lake level was low between ca. 4.8 and 2 ka (1 ka = 1000 14 CExpand
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Sensitivity of Northern Peatland Carbon Dynamics to Holocene Climate Change
In this paper, we evaluate the long-term climate sensitivity and global carbon (C) cycle implications of northern peatland C dynamics by synthesizing available data and providing a conceptualExpand
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Vegetation response to Holocene climate change in monsoon-influenced region of China
Abstract Fossil pollen records from 31 sites with reliable chronologies and high-resolution data in the monsoonal region of China were synthesized to document Holocene vegetation and climate changeExpand
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