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Increased fire activity at the Triassic/Jurassic boundary in Greenland due to climate-driven floral change

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One of the largest mass extinctions of the past 600 million years (Myr) occurred 200 Myr ago, at the Triassic/Jurassic boundary. The major floral and faunal turnovers have been linked to a marked increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, probably resulting from massive volcanism in the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. Future climate change predictions suggest that fire activity may increase, in part because higher global temperatures are thought to increase storminess. Here we use pal...

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10.1038/NGEO871

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University College Dublin
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School of Biology and Environmental Science
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University College Dublin
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School of Biology and Environmental Science
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University of Edinburgh
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BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering,School of Engineering
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University of Edinburgh
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BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering,School of Engineering
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Institution:
University College Dublin
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School of Biology and Environmental Science
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Geoscience Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Pages:
426-429
Publication date:
2010-06-05
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EISSN:
1752-0908
ISSN:
1752-0894
URN:
uuid:807b8767-34b5-44f1-afa3-0d880a65eabf
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ora:4778
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English
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