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Picea schrenkiana tree-ring chronologies development and vegetation index reconstruction for the Alatau Mountains, Central Asia

samples of tree rings from coniferous species. The widespread coniferous forests in Central Asia, comprising mostly local tree species ( Juniperus turkestanica Kom., Larix sibirica Ledeb., Pinus wallichiana and Picea schrenkiana ) provide a good opportunity for dendrochronological studies ( Esper, 2000 ; Chen et al ., 2012 ; Zhang et al ., 2014 ; Seim et al ., 2016 ; Opała et al ., 2017 ). Wooden cores derived from Central Asia have been systematically collected since the 1990s ( Bräuning, 1994 ; Esper et al ., 2007 ). Many dendrochronological studies

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Multi-method luminescence investigations on quartz grains of different sizes extracted from a loess section in Southeast Romania interbedding the Campanian Ignimbrite ash layer

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Cretaceous and Paleogene Fagaceae from North America and Greenland: evidence for a Late Cretaceous split between Fagus and the remaining Fagaceae

Heterobalanus (Oerst.) Menitsky): implications for oak systematics and evolution. Grana, 53: 255-282. DENK T., GRIMM G.W. & HEMLEBEN V. 2005. Patterns of molecular and morphological differentiation in Fagus: implications for phylogeny. Am. J. Bot., 92: 1006-1016. DENK T., GRÍMSSON F. & ZETTER R. 2012. Fagaceae from the early Oligocene of Central Europe: persisting New World and emerging Old World biogeographic links. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 169: 7-20. DENK T., GRÍMSSON F., ZETTER R. & SÍMONARSON L.A. 2011. Late Cainozoic

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Tree-ring based record of intra-eruptive lahar activity: Axaltzintle valley, Malinche volcano, Mexico

and the existence of proximal fluvial landforms prevailing in vast areas of Central and South America facilitate lahar development, and have caused a multitude of disasters over the last few decades. By way of example, considerable areas of Nicaragua and Honduras have been devastated by lahars triggered by the 1998 hurricane Mitch, claiming thousands of victims and causing enormous economic losses ( Vallance et al ., 2004 ; Guinau et al ., 2007). Other, more localized lahars may have caused fewer victims, but also devastated entire villages on the slopes of or

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Evaluating similarity of radial increments around tree stem circumference of European beech and Norway spruce from Central Europe

–315. [23] Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RJS, Büntgen U and Treydte K, 2007. Uniform growth trends among central Asian low- and high-elevation juniper tree sites. Trees 21(2): 141–150, DOI 10.1007/s00468-006-0104-0. [24] Fang K, Gou X, Chen F, Li J, D’Arrigo R, Cook E, Yang T, Liu W and Zhang F, 2010. Tree growth and time-varying climate response along altitudinal transects in central China. European Journal of Forest Research 129(6): 1181–1189, DOI 10.1007/s10342-010-0408-x.

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A detailed description of Cricetodon hungaricus (Kordos, 1986) (Rodentia, Mammalia) from Hasznos (N. Hungary, Nógrád County)

, Attica and Rhodes (Greece). I-II. − Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Ser. B, 79(5): 361–384. De Bruijn, H., Fahlbusch, V., Saraç, G., Ünay, E. (1993): Early Miocene rodent faunas from the eastern Mediterranean area. Part III. The genera Deperetomys and Cricetodon with a discussion of the evolutionary history of the Cricetodontini. − Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Ser. B, 96(2):151 –216. De Bruijn, H., Van den Hoek Ostende, L., Kristkoiz-Boon, E., Rummel, M., Theocharopoulos, C

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Palynostratigraphy, palynofacies and depositional environment of a lignite-bearing succession at Surkha Mine, Cambay Basin, north-western India

. Stratigraphy, 10(3): 171-209. KUMAR M. 1996. Palynostratigraphy and palaeoecology of Early Eocene palynoflora of Rajpardi lignite, Bharuch District, Gujarat. The Palaeobotanist, 43(3): 110-121. LARSSON L.M., VAJDA V. & RASMUSSEN E.S. 2006. Early Miocene pollen and spores from western Jylland, Denmark-environmental and climatic implications. GFF, 128: 261-272. LÜTING G. 1977. A general view of the Neogene and Quaternary of the Mediterranean with respect to lignite prospecting: 1199-1216. Proc.VI. Coll. Geol. Aegean Region, Inst

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Luminescence chronostratigraphy for the loess deposits in Złota, Poland

key role. The changes in the Polish economy in the last 50 years caused a gradual decrease of the number of locations with easily accessible loess sediments as in the past there were tens of local brickyards which naturally facilitated access to deeper loess layers. The Złota loess profile described in the current work has been accessible for the last few years and became a valuable and representative location not only for Poland, but also for the whole central Europe. The unquestionable advantage of this location is the fact that a historically well-known loess

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OSL chronostratigraphy for loess deposits from Tyszowce – Poland

stimulation at the temperature 50°C for 200 s 8 IR stimulation at the temperature 290°C for 200 s 9 IR stimulation at the temperature 325°C for 100 s Intensities measured in steps 4 and 8 were used for equivalent dose determination. For equivalent dose calculation, the first second of the OSL decay curve was used and the background signal was estimated using its last 10 seconds. The ages were calculated using the Central Age Model (CAM) ( Galbraith et al ., 1999 ) and are presented in Table 2 and Fig. 4 where the relative

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Genus Apodemus in the Pleistocene of Central Europe: when did the extant taxa appear?

summary) Horáček, I. (1985): Survey of the fossil vertebrate localities Včeláre 1-7. – Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 30: 353–366. Horáček, I., Knitlová, M., Wagner, J., Kordos, L., Nadachowski, A. (2013): Late Cenozoic history of the genus Micromys (Mammalia, Rodentia) in Central Europe. – PLoS ONE, 8: e62498 (19 pp.). Horáček, I., Ložek, V. (1983): Paleontologické doklady a jejich stratigrafické zhodnocení. [Paleontological records and their stratigraphical meaning]. – In: Bosák, P. (ed.), Krasové

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