Land-cover change in China

landcov esr feb 20The LandCover6k working group recently released the first pollen-based REVEALS reconstruction of Holocene land-cover change in temperate China.

Authors, led by Furong Li, published "Towards quantification of Holocene anthropogenic land-cover change in temperate China: A review in the light of pollen-based REVEALS reconstructions of regional plant cover" in Earth-Science Reviews.

In an attempt to quantify Holocene anthropogenic land-cover change in temperate China, they applied the REVEALS model to estimate plant-cover change using 94 pollen records and relative pollen productivity for 27 plant taxa, reviewed earlier interpretation of pollen studies in terms of climate- and human-induced vegetation change, and reviewed information on past land use from archaeological studies.

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