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《科学通报(英文版)》 2003-05
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Natural vegetation of geological and historical periods in Loess Plateau

L Houyuan1, LIU Dongsheng (LIU Tungsheng1) & GUO Zhengtang1,2 1. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China; 2. Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian 710075, China Correspondence should be addressed to L Houyuan (e-mail: hou-yuanlu@peoplemai.com.cn)  
The study of natural vegetation of geological and historical periods in the Loess Plateau is an important scientific and practical issue for the development of north-western China. However, interpretation of the natural vege-tation before human reclamation is still controversial. The paper aims to analyze the potential factors that cause the difference in knowledge of Holocene natural vegetation de-veloping in different topographies of the Loess Plateau. The distribution of paleovegetation in this region shows signifi-cant difference among rocky mountains, valleys, and Yuan lands (the plain area), i.e. it does not follow the natural vege-tation zonation, as that in eastern China does. The Yuan lands with thick loess accumulation were never covered by a vast of dense forests during the Holocene. Forests (or open forests) developed preferably in valleys in the southern part of the Plateau and rocky mountains on the Plateau during the warm period of the Holocene. Some of local vegetation outside of the Loess Plateau are more subjected to the con-trol of geomorphology and ground water.
【Fund】: National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 40271117 d 49894174) andhe project of water resource and ecological environmental construction in northwestern
【CateGory Index】: P56
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