GLOBAL CHANGES DURING THE LAST 3 MILLION YEARS : Climatic Controls and Biotic Responses

  title={GLOBAL CHANGES DURING THE LAST 3 MILLION YEARS : Climatic Controls and Biotic Responses},
  author={Thompson Webb and Patrick J. Bartlein},
INTRODUCTION Research during the last 20 years, has led to a major expansion in knowledge about long-term climatic variability and dynamics. Two developments, in particular, have advanced the theoretical understanding of the major environmental changes that induce continuous changes in ecosystems and in the distributions of plant and animal taxa. The first development was a recognition that the alternation of glacial and interglacial climates has been paced by the variations in solar radiation… CONTINUE READING
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