Impacts of climate variability and human colonization on the vegetation of the Galápagos Islands.

@article{Restrepo2012ImpactsOC,
  title={Impacts of climate variability and human colonization on the vegetation of the Gal{\'a}pagos Islands.},
  author={Alejandra Restrepo and Paul A. Colinvaux and Mark Bush and Alexander Y. Correa-metrio and Jessica L. Conroy and Mark R. Gardener and Patricia A. Jaramillo and Miriam Steinitz-Kannan and Jonathan T Overpeck},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={
          1853-66
        }
}
A high-resolution (2-9 year sampling interval) fossil pollen record from the Galápagos Islands, which spans the last 2690 years, reveals considerable ecosystem stability. Vegetation changes associated with independently derived histories of El Niño Southern Oscillation variability provided evidence of shifts in the relative abundance of individual species rather than immigration or extinction. Droughts associated with the Medieval Climate Anomaly induced rapid ecological change that was… CONTINUE READING

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