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Although many studies have associated the demise of complex societies with deteriorating climate, few have investigated the connection between an ameliorating environment, surplus resources, energy, and the rise of empires. The 13th-century Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous land empire in...

Author(s)
Pederson, N.; Hessl, A. E.; Baatarbileg, N.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; Cosmo, N. di
Publisher
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014, 111, 12, pp 4375-4379
Abstract

Drought is a recurring phenomenon in the American Southwest. Since the frequency and severity of hydrologic droughts and other hydroclimatic events are of critical importance to the ecology and rapidly growing human population of this region, knowledge of long-term natural hydroclimatic variability ...

Author(s)
Touchan, R.; Woodhouse, C. A.; Meko, D. M.; Allen, C.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Climatology, 2011, 31, 6, pp 896-906
Abstract

Many of the present day issues associated with fire management in wilderness areas are addressed by studying past interactions among fire, humans, vegetation and climate. In this paper we describe three centuries of the fire regime in the Lower Buffalo River Wilderness Area, Arkansas, USA. We...

Author(s)
Stambaugh, M. C.; Guyette, R. P.
Publisher
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, USA
Citation
American Midland Naturalist, 2006, 156, 2, pp 237-251
Abstract

Eight separate communities in the 9000-acre forest, 6 of them arboreal, were recognized and sampled. Chemical and physical analyses were made of representative soils, and moisture depletion and permeability studied. Records of climate for the past 60 years were studied in connexion with tree-ring...

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Berry, D. W.
Citation
Dissertation Abstracts, 1963, 24, 5, pp 1775

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