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The circumboreal taiga-tundra interface: Late Pleistocene and Holocene changes

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2002

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Payette, S., Eronen, M., and Jasinski, P., 2002, The circumboreal taiga-tundra interface: Late Pleistocene and Holocene changes: Ambio Special Report, v. 12, p. 15-22.

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Creating a global perspective on past treeline changes is problematic due to the varying methods and definitions used. A general lack of a detailed description of the modern treeline position and vegetation complicates any comparative analysis of the magnitude of the most important changes. However, one seemingly common factor in most regions was an extremely rapid dispersal of trees when climate warmed drastically from full glacial conditions. Most Arctic treelines reached their northernmost positions in the early Holocene and receded to present positions starting at about 5.8 ka. The early occupation of the northernmost sites in ice-free and early deglaciated areas was possible because of the close proximity of invading trees in [...]

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