SAGE Journal Articles
Select SAGE journal articles are available to give you more insight into chapter topics. These are also an ideal resource to help support your literature reviews, dissertations and assignments.
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Major advances in the understanding of the climate, duration and stratigraphy of Quaternary interglacials have occurred over the decade. This review details palaeoenvironmental evidence contained within British interglacial deposits and their correlation with interglacial episodes recorded in marine and ice core records, allowing us to understand in greater detail how northwest Europe responded to different periods of climate warming. This information is important to understanding the evolving climate of the Holocene.
A longer-time perspective is needed in order to better understand contemporary and near-future global environments. This progress report reviews how the understanding of environmental dynamics over extended time periods is now incorporated into science dealing with predictions of future climate change by the IPCC consortium, how possible analogues for a warmer future are still vigorously explored and how information on past environments may better inform an understanding of contemporary ecosystem processes and influence the future management of biodiversity in protected areas.
Eastern North American forests have effectively lost two major tree species (American chestnut and American elm) in the last 100 years and two more, eastern and Carolina hemlock, will be functionally extinct over much of their ranges within a couple of decades. This progress report describes a community-based approach to salvaging palaeoenvironmental archives that could serve as a model for collections from other important species currently threatened by exotic forests pests and pathogens (e.g. whitebark pine, ash). The approach calls for building connections between scientists, students, environmental NGOs, and land managers focused on old-growth forests.