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Volume 13, issue 6
Clim. Past, 13, 613–627, 2017
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Clim. Past, 13, 613–627, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 Jun 2017

Research article | 07 Jun 2017

Postglacial fire history and interactions with vegetation and climate in southwestern Yunnan Province of China

Xiayun Xiao et al.

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Knowledge of the past fire activity is a key for making sustainable management policies for forest ecosystems. A high-resolution macroscopic charcoal record from southwestern China reveals the postglacial fire history. Combined with the regional climate records and vegetation histories, it is concluded that fire was mainly controlled by climate before 4.3 ka and by combined action of climate and humans after 4.3 ka, and the relationship between fire activity and vegetation were also examined.
Knowledge of the past fire activity is a key for making sustainable management policies for...