Neotropical human–landscape interactions, fire, and atmospheric CO2 during European conquest

  title={Neotropical human–landscape interactions, fire, and atmospheric CO2 during European conquest},
  author={Richard J. Nevle and Damian K. Bird and William F. Ruddiman and Robert A. Dull},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={853 - 864}
Neotropical biomass burning reconstructions synthesized from soil and sedimentary charcoal records indicate a period of reduced biomass burning sustained for several centuries after ~500 cal. yr BP. Proxy records of solar irradiance, El Niño events, temperature, and precipitation document regionally variable climate-related trends that do not account for the uniform reduction in burning across the Neotropics. Decreased human ignition resulting from pandemic-induced mortality offers an… 

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