BIOME 6000: reconstructing global mid-Holocene vegetation patterns from palaeoecological records
Source: Journal of Biogeography, Volume 25, Number 6, 1 November 1998 , pp. 997-1005(9)
Abstract:Global change research needs data sets describing past states of the Earth system. Vegetation distributions for specified ‘time slices’ (with known forcings, such as changes in insolation patterns due to the Earth's orbital variations, changes in the extent of ice-sheets, and changes in atmospheric trace-gas composition) should provide a benchmark for coupled climate-biosphere models. Pollen and macrofossil records from dated sediments give spatially extensive coverage of data on vegetation distribution changes. Applications of such data have been delayed by the lack of a global synthesis. The BIOME 6000 project of IGBP aims at a synthesis for 6000 years
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: 1: Global Systems Group, School of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden 2: Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912–1846, U.S.A., ThompsonWebbIII@brown.edu.
Publication date: November 1, 1998