Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Research article
 | Highlight paper
04 Feb 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 04 Feb 2022

Vegetation change across the Drake Passage region linked to late Eocene cooling and glacial disturbance after the Eocene–Oligocene transition

Nick Thompson, Ulrich Salzmann, Adrián López-Quirós, Peter K. Bijl, Frida S. Hoem, Johan Etourneau, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Sabine Roignant, Emma Hocking, Michael Amoo, and Carlota Escutia


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-84', Tammo Reichgelt, 01 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nick Thompson, 30 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-84', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nick Thompson, 30 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Oct 2021) by Ran Feng
AR by Nick Thompson on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Nov 2021) by Ran Feng
Short summary
New pollen and spore data from the Antarctic Peninsula region reveal temperate rainforests that changed and adapted in response to Eocene climatic cooling, roughly 35.5 Myr ago, and glacially related disturbance in the early Oligocene, approximately 33.5 Myr ago. The timing of these events indicates that the opening of ocean gateways alone did not trigger Antarctic glaciation, although ocean gateways may have played a role in climate cooling.