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El Atfy, H., El Beialy, S.Y., Zobaa, M.K., Taha, A.A., Uhl, D., 2022. A snapshot into the Oligocene vegetation of the Tethyan southern shores: new fossil pollen evidence from North Africa (Egypt). Palynology, 46, 1-17. DOI 10.1080/01916122.2021.2023057

Hazra, T., Adroit, B., Hazra, M., Spicer, R.A., Spicer, T.E.V., Bera, S., Khan, M.A., 2022. New discovery of rare insect damage in eastern India (Pliocene) reinforces the biogeographic history of Eurasian ecosystems. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 298, 104589. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104589

Huang, Y.-J., Zhu, H., Hu, J.-J., Jia, L.-B., Zhou, Z.-K., 2022. New fossil evidence from the late Pliocene of Yunnan, South China, sheds light on the distribution and diversification of Sambucus L. (Adoxaceae) in the northern low latitudes. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. DOI 10.1007/s12549-021-00519-7

Mahler, S., Shatilova, I., Bruch, A.A., 2022. Neogene long-term trends in climate of the Colchic vegetation refuge in Western Georgia – uplift versus global cooling. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 296. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104546

Kumar, S., Hazra, T., Spicer, R.A., Hazra, M., Spicer, T.E.V., Bera, S., Khan, M.A., 2022. Coryphoid palms from the K-Pg of Central India and their biogeographical implications in an Asian perspective: Evidence from Megafossil remains. Plant Diversity. DOI 10.1016/j.pld.2022.01.001

Liu, B., Spiekermann, R., Zhao, C., Püttmann, W., Sun, Y., Jasper, A., Uhl, D., 2022. Evidence for the repeated occurrence of wildfires in an upper Pliocene lignite deposit from Yunnan, SW China. International Journal of Coal Geology, 250, 103924. DOI 10.1016/j.coal.2021.103924

Postigo-Mijarra, J.M., Altoguirre, Y., Moreno-Domínguez, R., Barrón, E., Casas-Gallego, M., 2022. Climatic reconstruction at the early Mioene La Rinconada mine (Ribesalbes-Alcora Basin, eastern Spain) based on Coexistence Approach, CLAMP and LMA analysis. Review of Palaeobotany, 304, 104714. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2022.104714

Vieira, M., Zetter, R., Coiro, M., Grímsson, F., 2022. Pliocene Lythrum (loosestrife, Lythraceae) pollen from Portugal and the Neogene establishment of European lineages. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 296, 104548. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104548

Wang, Q., Li, J.-F., Lu, K.-Q., Xie, G., Qin, F., Ferguson, D.K., Wang, G.-H., Yao, Y.-F., Wang, Y.-F., 2022. Pollen R-values in arid central Asia for quantitative palaeo-vegetation reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 596, 110993. DOI 10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.110993

Wang, W.-M., 2022. Phytoliths reveal cycling Pleistocene climate changes at a Paleolithic site in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, East China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2022.104764

Worobiec, G., Worobiec, E., Gedl, P., Kasinski, J.R., Peryt, D., Widera, M., 2022. Terrestrial-aquatic wood-inhabiting ascomycete Potamomyces from the Miocene of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 67. DOI 10.4202/app.00976.2022

Yang, Y., Wang, W.-M, Shu, J.-W., Chen, W., Shi, G.-L., 2022. Disruption of terrestrial plant ecosystem in Miocene (sub)tropics: A palynological perspective from Fotan Formation, Southeast China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 304, 104715. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2022.104715

Zhu, Y., Qiao, Y., Yao, Y., Wang, Y., 2022. The Vegetation, Climate and Early Human Habitat Changes in the Nihewan Basin, North China: a Review. Chinese Bulletin of Botany, 57, 127-137. DOI: 10.11983/CBB21117


Altolaguirre, Y., Schulz, M., Gibert, L., Bruch, A.A., 2021. Mapping Early Pleistocene environments and the availability of plant food as a potential driver of early Homo presence in the Guadix-Baza Basin (Spain). Journal of Human Evolution, 155, 102986. DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2021.102986

Akgün, F., Kayseri-Özer, M.S., Tekin, E., Varol, B., Şen, Ş., Herece, E., Gündoğan, İ., Sözeri, K., Us, M.S., 2021. Late Eocene to Late Miocene palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental dynamics of the Ereğli-Ulukışla Basin (Southern Central Anatolia). Geological Journal, 56, 673-703. DOI 10.1002/gj.4021

Averyanova, A., Tarasevich, V., Popova, S., Utescher, T., Li, S.-F., Mosbrugger, V., Xing, Y., 2021. Rupelian Kazakhstan floras in the context of early Oligocene climate and vegetation in Central Asia. Terra Nova, 33, 383-399. DOI 10.1111/ter.12523.

Bhatia, H., Srivastava, G., Spicer, R.A., Farnsworth, A., Spicer, T.E.V., Mehrotra, R.C., Paudayal, K., Valdes. P.J., 2021. Leaf physiognomy records the Miocene intensification of the South Asia Monsoon. Global and Planetary Change, 196, 103365. DOI 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2020.103365

Bhatia, H., Khan, M.A., Srivastava, G., Hazra, T., Spicer, R.A., Mehrotra, R.C., Spicer, T.E.V., Bera, S., Roy, K., 2021. Late Cretaceous–Paleogene Indian monsoon climate vis-à-vis movement of the Indian plate and the birth of the South Asia Monsoon. Gondwana Research, 93, 89–100. DOI 10.1016/

Bertini, A., Piccini, L., Ricci, M., Massini, M., 2021. Palynological evidence of Middle Pleistocene palaeoenvironmental changes from the ‘Buca dell’Onice’ flowstone (Alpi Apuane, Central Italy). The Depositional Record, 8, 340–354.. DOI 10.1002/dep2.140

Bondarenko, O.V., Blokhina, N. I., Evstigneeva, T. A., Utescher, T., 2021. Short-term climate and vegetation dynamics in Lena River Delta (northern Yakutia, Eastern Siberia) during early Eocene. Palaeoworld. DOI 10.1016/j.palwor.2021.09.006.

Capotondi, L., Bertini, A., Falcucci, E., Furlani, S., Monegato, G., Peresani, M., Palombo, M.R., Petrosino, P., Racazzi, C., Zerboni, A., Mazzini, I., 2021. Using the past to envisage a better future: the approach of a Quaternary scientist. Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 34, 257-275. DOI 10.26382/AMQ.2021.16

Casas-Gallego, M., Marza, A., Tudor, E., 2021. Palaeovegetation and palaeoclimate evolution during the Late Miocene to Early Pliocene of SE Romania. Geological Journal, 56, 821-838. DOI 10.1002/gj.3734

Casas-Gallego, M. Barrón, E., 2021. The fossil pollen record of Hamamelidaceae in the Iberian Peninsula. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 307. DOI 10.1007/s00606-021-01772-1

Casas-Gallego, M., Postigo-Mijarra, J.M., Rivas-Carballo, M.R., Valle-Hernández, M.F., Morín-de Pablos, J., Barrón, E., 2021. Early evidence of continental aridity and open-habitat grasslands in Europe as revealed by the Middle Miocene microflora of the Madrid Basin. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 58, 110603. DOI 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110603

Doláková, N., Kováčová, M., Utescher, T., 2021. Vegetation and climate changes during the Miocene climatic optimum and Miocene climatic transition in the northwestern part of Central Paratethys. Geological Journal, 56, 729-743. DOI 10.1002/gj.4056

Donders, T., Panagiotopoulos, K., Koutsodendris, A., Bertini, A., Mercuri, A. M., Masi, A., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Joannin, S., Kouli, K., Kousis, I., Peyron, O., Torri, P., Florenzano, A., Francke, A., Wanger, B., Sadori, L., 2021. 1.36 million years of Mediterranean forest refugium dynamics in response to glacial–interglacial cycle strength. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118, e2026111118 . DOI 10.1073/pnas.2026111118

Dong, J.-L., Sun, B.-N., Li, A.-J., Chen, H., 2021. The diversity of Smilax (Smilacaceae) leaves from the Middle Miocene in southeastern China. Geological Journal, 56, 744-757. DOI 10.1002/gj.3882

Durak, S.D., Akkiraz, M.S., Nazik, A., 2021. Early Miocene micropalaeontological record of the Aspiras Basin (Kastamonu), north-west Anatolia, Turkey. Geological Journal, 56, 704-728. DOI 10.1002/gj.3960

El Atfy, H., El Beialy, S.Y., El Khoriby, E.M., Uhl, D., 2021. Continental palynomorphs from the Dabaa Formation, North-Western Desert, Egypt: a contribution to the reconstruction of the vegetation on the southern shores of the Tethys Ocean during the Early Oligocene. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 197, 291–321. DOI 10.1093/botlinnean/boab024

Farnsworth, A., Valdes, P.J., Spicer, R.A., Lin, D., Witkowski, C., Lauretano, V., Li, S.-F., Li, S.-H., Zhou, Z.-K., 2021. Palaeoclimate model-derived thermal lapse rates: towards increasing precision in palaeoaltimetry studies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 564, 116903. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116903

Farooqui, A., Pillai, S.K., Agnohotri, D., Khan, S., Tewari, R., Shukla, S.K., Ali, S., Trivedi, A., Pandita, S.K., Kumar, K., Bhat, G.D., Agnihotri, R., 2021. Impact of climate on the evolution of vegetation in tectonically active Karewa Basin, Kashmir Himalayas. Journal of Earth System Science, 130, 93, DOI 10.1007/s12040-021-01586-2

Ghosh, R., Biswas, A., Bruch, A.A., Utescher, T., Sen, I., Paruya, D.K., Guha, A., Sultan-Ul-Islam, M., Bera., S., 2021. Palaeoclimate estimates based on the late Miocene to early Pleistocene wood flora of the Bengal Basin: an insight into the climatic evolution of the southern Asia. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 101, 141–162. DOI 10.1007/s12549-020-00467-8

Hazra, M., Hazra, T., Kumar, S., Spicer, R.A., Sarkar, S.K., Spicer, T.E.V., Bera, S., Khan, M., 2021. Galling: the dominant insect folivory in Pliocene monsoon-influenced tropical forests of Chotanagpur Plateau, eastern India. Palaeoworld. DOI 10.1016/j.palwor.2021.09.004

Hazra, T., Spicer, R.A., Hazra, M., Sarkar, S.K., Spicer, T.E.V., Bera, S., Khan, M.A., 2021. First fossil evidence of leaf-feeding caterpillars from India and their feeding strategies. Lethaia. DOI 10.1111/let.12446

Hazra, T., Hazra, M., Spicer, R.A., Spicer, T.E.V., Mahato, S., Bera, S., Kumar, S., Khan, M.A., 2021. Albizia Durazz. (Fabaceae) from the latest Neogene sediments of Jharkhand, eastern India: reappraisal of its biogeography during the Cenozoic of Southeast Asia. Palaeoworld. DOI 10.1016/j.palwor.2021.03.004.

Henrot, A.-J., Bruch, A.A., François, L., Utescher, T., 2021. Introduction to NECLIME Special Issue: Biodiversity and floral patterns in the course of Cenozoic climate change. Geological Journal, 56, 613-615. DOI 10.1002/gj.4075

Huang, Y.-J., Zhu, H., Su, T., Spicer, R.A., Hu, J.J., Jia, L.-B., Zhou, Z.-K., 2021. The rise of herbaceous diversity at southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: first insight from fossils. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. DOI 10.1111/jse.12755

Huang, Y.-J., Shen, H., Jia, L.-B., Li, S.-F., Su, T., Nam, G.-S., Zhu, H., Zhou, Z.-K., 2021. Macroscopic fossil charcoals as proxy of a local fire linked to conifer-rich forests from the late Pliocene of northwestern Yunnan, Southwest China. Palaeoworld, 30, 551-561. DOI 10.1016/j.palwor.2020.07.005

Ivanov, D., Utescher, T., Djorgova, N., Bozukov, V., Ashraf, A.R., 2021. The late Miocene Beli Breg Basin (Bulgaria): palaeoecology and climate reconstructions based on pollen data. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 101, 79–102. DOI 10.1007/s12549-020-00475-8

Jia, L.-B., Huang, J., Su, T., Spicer, R.A., Zhang, S.-T., Li, S.-F., Pan, B., Nam, G.-S., Huang, Y.-J., Zhou, Z.K., 2021. Fossil infructescence from southwestern China reveals Paleogene establishment of Cladrastis in Asia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 292, 104456. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104456

Jia, H., Ferguson, D.K., Sun, B., Meng, X., Hua, Y., 2021. Phytogeographic implications of a fossil endocarp of Diploclisia (Menispermaceae) from the Miocene of eastern China. Geological Journal, 56, 758-767. DOI 10.1002/gj.3867

Konrad, W., Katul, G., Roth-Nebelsick, A., 2021. Leaf temperature and its dependence on atmospheric CO₂ and leaf size. Geological Journal, 56, 866-885DOI 10.1002/gj.3757

Konrad, W., Royer, D.L., Franks, P.J., Roth-Nebelsick, A., 2021. Quantitative critique of leaf-based paleo-CO2 proxies: Consequences for their reliability and applicability. Geological Journal, 56, 886-902. DOI 10.1002/gj.3807

Li, S., Valdes, P.J., Farnsworth, A., Barnard, T.D., Su, T., Liu, J., Lunt, D.J., Spicer, R.A., Liu, J., Deng, W., Huang, J., Tang, H., Ridgwell, A., Chen, L., Zhou, Z., 2021. Orographic evolution of northern Tibet shaped vegetation and plant diversity in eastern Asia. Science Advances, 7, eabc7741. DOI 10.1126/sciadv.abc7741

Li, Q., Deng, W., Wappler, T., Utescher, T., Maslova, N., Liu, Y. (C.), Jia, H., Song, C., Su, T., Quan, C., 2021. High frequency of arthropod herbivore damage in the Miocene Huaitoutala flora from the Qaidam Basin, northern Tibetan Plateau. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 297, 104569. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104569

Liu, J., Wang, T.-X., Zhang, X.-W., Song, A., Li, S.-F., Spicer, T.E.V., Spicer, R.A., Wu, F.-X., Su, T., Zhou, Z.-K., 2021. Snapshot of the Pliocene environment of west Kunlun region, Northwest China. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 101, 163–176, DOI 10.1007/s12549-020-00458-9

Mahler, S., Shatilova, I., Bruch, A.A., 2021. Neogene long-term trends in climate of the Colchic vegetation refuge in Western Georgia – Uplift versus global cooling. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 296, 104546. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104546

Mantzouka, D., Ivanov, M., Bozukov, V., 2021. The first report of an ‘evergreen Castanopsis type’ wood (Fagaceae) for the Late Miocene–Early Pliocene of Europe (Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad Graben). Geological Journal 56, 786-803. DOI 10.1002/gj.3919

Martinetto, E., Ardenghi, N. M., Arobba, D., Bertini, A., Bosi, G., Caramiello, R., Castiglioni, E., Florenzano, A., Kromer, B., Maritan, M., Macaluso, L., Miola, A., Perego, R., Ravazzi, C., Rinaldi, R., Rottoli, M., Vassio, E., Talamo, S., Mercuri, A. M., 2021. Integrating palaeo-and archaeobotanical data for a synthesis of the Italian fossil record of Lycopus (Lamiaceae, Mentheae). Phytotaxa, 513, 1-29. DOI 10.11646/phytotaxa.513.1.1

Maslova, P., Karasev, E.Y., Xu, S.-L., Spicer, R.A., Liu, X.-Y., Kodrul, T.M., Spicer, T.E.V., Jin, J.-H., 2021. Variations in morphological and epidermal features of shade and sun leaves of two species: Quercus bambusaefolia and Quercus myrsinifolia (Section Cyclobalanopsis). American Journal of Botany, 108, 1441–1463. DOI 10.1002/ajb2.1706

Milakovska, Z., Stefanova, M., Vladislavov, G., Nikolov, P., Marinov, S., 2021. Palaeoenvironmental evaluation by geochemical proxies of fluvio-lacustrine core log from the Late Miocene–Pliocene Maritsa Iztok Basin, Bulgaria. Geological Journal, 56, 804-820. DOI 10.1002/gj.3858

Momohara, A., Tsuji, H., Mizuno, K., 2021. A decrease in temperature during the late Middle Pleistocene interglacial stage (MIS 7.3) altered montane zone floral diversity: Plant macrofossil evidence from central Japan. Geological Journal, 56, 851-865. DOI 10.1002/gj.3833

Quivelli, O., Marino, M., Rodrigues, T., Girone, A., Maiorano, P., Bertini, A., Niccolini, G., Trotta, S., Bassinot, F., 2021. Multiproxy record of suborbital-scale climate changes in the Algero-Balearic Basin during late MIS 20-Termination IX. Quaternary Science Reviews, 260, 106916. DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106916

Roth-Nebelsick, A., Miranda, T., Ebner, M., Konrad, W., Traiser C., 2021. From tree to architecture: how functional morphology of arborescence connects plant biology, evolution and physics. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 101, 267-284. DOI 10.1007/s12549-020-00466-9

Roth-Nebelsick, A., Grein, M., Traiser, C., Kunzmann, L., Kvaček, J., Wypich, J., Kovar-Eder, J., 2021. Taxon-specific variability of leaf traits in three long-ranging fossil-species of the Paleogene and Neogene: Responses to climate? Palaeontologia Electronica, 24 (1), a04. DOI /10.26879/1114

Roner, M., Ghinassi, M., Finotello, A., Bertini, A., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Donnici, S., Gilli, A., Vannacci, M., Vigliotti, L., Bellucci, L.G., Fedi, M., Licciolo, L, Rommasini, L., D’alpaos, A., 2021. Detecting the Delayed Signatures of Changing Sediment Supply in Salt-Marsh Landscapes: The Case of the Venice Lagoon (Italy). Frontiers in Marine Science, 1477. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2021.742603

Shatilova, I.I., Kokolashvili, I.M., Bukhsianidze, M.G., Koiava, K.P., Maissuradze, L.S., Bruch, A.A., 2021. Late Cenozoic bioevents on the territory of Georgia (foraminifera and pollen). Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia. ISBN: 978-9941-33-030-8

Shi, C., Cai, H.-H., Jiang, R.-X., Wang, S., Engel, M.S., Yuan, J., Bai, M., Yang, D., Long, C.L., Zhao, Z.-T., Zhang, D.X., Zhang, X.-C., Peng, H., Wang, Y.D., Spicer, R.A., 2021. Balance scientific and ethical concerns to achieve a nuanced perspective on ‘Blood Amber’. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5, 705-706. DOI 10.1038/s41559-021-01479-z

Sirenko, O., 2021. Palaeoenvironmental conditions of the formation of sediments of the Early Pliocene of Ukrainian Plain and the vegetation cover dynamics. Geological Journal, 56, 839-850. DOI DOI 10.1002/gj.4053

Srivastava, G., Farnsworth, A., Bhatia, H., Mehrotra, R., Shekar, M., Su, T., Utescher, T., Valdes, P. J., 2021. Climate and vegetation change during the Upper Siwalik—a study based on the palaeobotanical record of the eastern Himalaya. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 101, 103–121. DOI 10.1007/s12549-020-00457-w

Tian, Y. Spicer, R.A., Huang, J., Zhou, Z., Su, T., Widdowson, M., Jia, L., Li, S., Wu, W., Li Xue, L., Luo, P., Zhang, S., 2021. Late Paleocene Tectonic deformation and Biodiversity in Yunnan, SW China: new constrains from zircon U-Pb geochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 565, 116929. DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116929

Uhl, D., Bruch, A.A., Utescher, T., 2021. Introduction to the special issue “Palaeobotanical contributions in honour of Volker Mosbrugger”. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 101, 1–8. DOI 10.1007/s12549-021-00484-1

Uhl., D., Spiekermann, R., Wuttke, M., Poschmann, M.J., Jasper, A., 2021. Wildfires during the Paleogene (late Eocene–late Oligocene) of the Neuwied Basin (W-Germany). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 297, 104565. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104565

Utescher, T., Ashraf, A.R., Kern, A.K., Mosbrugger, V., 2021. Diversity patterns in microfloras recovered from Miocene brown coals of the lower Rhine Basin reveal distinct coupling of the structure of the peat-forming vegetation and continental climate variability. Geological Journal 56, 768-785. DOI 10.1002/gj.3801

Utescher, T., Erdei, B., François, L., Henrot, A.-J., Mosbrugger, V., Popova, S., 2021. Oligocene vegetation of Europe and western Asia—Diversity change and continental patterns reflected by plant functional types. Geological Journal 56, 628-649. DOI 10.1002/gj.3830

Wambulwa, M.C., Milne, R., Wu, Z.-Y., Spicer, R.A., Provan, J., Luo, Y.-H., Zhu, G.-F., Wang, W.-T., Wang, H., Gao, L.-M., Li, D.-Z., Liu, J. 2021. Spatio-temporal maintenance of flora in the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot: current knowledge and future perspectives. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 1074–10812. DOI 10.1002/ece3.7906

Wang, B., Shi, G., Xu, C., Spicer, R.A., Perrichot, V., Schmidt, A.R., Feldberg, K., Heinrichs, J., Chény, C., Pang, H., Liu, X., Gao, T., Wang, Z., Ślipiński, A., Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M., Heads, S.W., Thomas, M.J., Sadowski, E-M., Szwedo, J., Azar, D., Nel, A., Liu, Y., Chen, J., Zhang, Q., Luo, C., Yu, T., Zheng, D., Zhang, H., Engel, M.S., 2021. The mid-Miocene Zhangpu biota reveals an outstandingly rich rainforest biome in East Asia. Science Advances 7, eabg0625.

Worobiec, E., Worobiec, G., Kasinski, J.R., 2021. Decline of Neogene lignite formation as a result of vegetation and climate changes reflected in the middle Miocene palynoflora from the Ruja lignite deposit, SW Poland. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 298, 104593. DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104593

Yang, T., Jia, J., Chen, H., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Bao, L., Zhang, L., Li, W., Xie, S., Yan, D., 2021. Oligocene Ailanthus from northwestern Qaidam Basin, northern Tibetan Plateau, China and its implications. Geological Journal, 56, 616-627. DOI 10.1002/gj.3904


Akkiraz, S.M., Utescher, T., Bruch, A.A., Wilde, V., Durak, S.D., Mosbrugger, V., 2020. Early Miocene palaeoflora and palaeoecology of the Soma Basin, Western Turkey. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 100, 921–938. DOI 10.1007/s12549-020-00434-3

Altolaguirre, Y., Bruch, A.A., Gibert, L., 2020. A long Early Pleistocene pollen record from Baza Basin (SE Spain): Major contributions to the palaeoclimate and palaeovegetation of Southern Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 231. DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106199

Bondarenko,O., Blokhina, N., Henrot, A.-J., Utescher, T., 2020. Paleogene vegetation changes in Primorye, Far East of Russia: A study based on diversity of plant functional types. Geological Journal, 56,650-672. DOI 10.1002/gj.3788

Bondarenko, O.V., Utescher, T., Blokhina, N.I., Evstigneeva, T.A., Kezina, T.V., 2020. Temporal climate and vegetation gradient of the Paleocene in the Amur Region (Far East of Russia). Botanica Pacifica 9, 1–23. DOI 10.17581/bp.2020.09209

Casas-Gallego, M., Barrón, E., 2020. New pollen genera and species from the Oligocene of northern Spain and a systematic, biostratigraphic and biogeographic re-evaluation of coeval taxa. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 23, 1961–1994. DOI 10.1080/14772019.2020.1863488

Casas-Gallego, M., Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Fenton, J.P.G., Gold, D.P., Marza, A. Tudor, E., 2020. Integrated biostratigraphic, palaeoenvironmental and wireline log characterisation of upper Miocene to lower Pliocene successions of the eastern Dacian Basin (SE Romania). Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 53, 71–92. DOI 10.1127/nos/2019/0531

Hayrapetyan, A., Bruch, A.A., 2020. Pollen morphology of some species of the genus Quercus L. (Fagaceae) in the Southern Caucasus and adjacent areas. Acta Paleobotanica, 60, 1–42. DOI 10.35535/acpa-2020-0001

Hayrapetyan, N., Kvavadze, E., Shatilova, I., Gabrielyan, I., Bruch,A.A., 2020. Subfossil palynological spectra from the surroundings of the village Tsovinar (Lake Sevan, Armenia). Biological Journal of Armenia, 72, 54-58

D’Orefice, M., Graciotti, R., Bertini, A., Fedi, M., Foresi, L. M., Ricci, M., & Toti, F., 2020. Latest Pleistocene to Holocene environmental changes in the northern Tyrrhenian area (central Mediterranean). a case study from southern Elba island. Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 33, 5–30. DOI 10.26382/AMQ.2020.01

Doláková, N., Kováčová, M., Utescher. T., 2020. Vegetation and Climate Changes during the Miocene Climatic Optimum (MCO) and Miocene Climatic Transition (MCT) in the northwestern part of Central Paratethys. Geological Journal, 56, 729-743. DOI 10.1002/gj.4056

Kus, J., Dolezych, M., Schneider, W., Hofmann,T., Visiné Rajczi, E., 2020. Coal petrological and xylotomical characterization of Miocene lignites and in-situ fossil tree stumps and trunks from Lusatia region, Germany: Palaeoenvironment and taphonomy assessment. International Journal of Coal Geology, 217. DOI 10.1016/j.coal.2019.103283

Marino, M., Girone, A., Gallicchio, S., Herbert, T., Addante, M., Bazzicalupo, P., Quivelli A., Bassinot F., Bertini A., Nomade S., Ciaranfi, N., Maiorano P., 2020. Climate variability during MIS 20–18 as recorded by alkenone-SST and calcareous plankton in the Ionian Basin (central Mediterranean). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 110027. DOI 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110027

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Teodoridis, V., Kvacek, Z., Sami, M., Utescher, T., Martinetto, E., 2015. Palaeoenvironmental analysis of he Messinian macrofossil floras of Tossignano and Monto Tondo (Vena del Gesso Basin, Romagna Apennines, Northern Italy). Acta Musei Nationalis Pagae, Series B - Historia Naturalis, 71, 249–292.

Utescher, T., Bondarenko, O., Mosbrugger, V., 2015. The Cenozoic Cooling – continental signals from the Atlantic and Pacific side of Eurasia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 415, 121–133.

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Zhang, J.-W., D'Rozario, A., Adams, J.M., Liang, X.-Q., Jacques, F.M.B., Su, T., Zhou, Z.-K., 2015. The occurrence of Pinus massoniana Lambert (Pinaceae) from the upper Miocene of Yunnan, SW China, and its implications for paleogeography and paleoclimate. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 215, 57–67.

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Deláková, N., Holcová, K., Nehyba, S., Hladilová, Š., Brzobrhatý, R., Zágoršek, K., Hrabovský, J., Seko, M., Utescher, T., 2014. THe Badenian parastratotyoe at Židlochovice from the persepective of the multiproxy study. Neues Jahrbuch für Geology und Paläontology - Abhandlungen, 271, 169–201.

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Su, T., Wilf, P., Xu, H., Zhou, Z.-K., 2014. Miocene leaves of Elaeagnus (Elaeagnaceae) from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, its modern center of diversity and endemism. American Journal of Botany, 101, 1350–1361.

Syrenko, E., 2014. Vegetation development stages of the platform part Ukraine in the Late Pliocene. Organic world evolution and geological stages of Earth. Materials of XXXV Session Paleontological Society NAS of Ukraine, Kiev, 113–115. (in Russian)

Utescher, T., Bruch, A.A., Erdei, B., François, L., Ivanov, D., Jacques, F.M.B., Kern, A.K., Liu, Y.-S. (C.), Mosbrugger, V., Spicer, R.A., 2014. The Coexistence Approach—Theoretical background and practical considerations of using plant fossils for climate quantification. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410, 58–73.

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Bondarenko, O.V., Blokhina, N.I., Utescher, T., 2013. Quantification of Calabrian climate in southern Primory'e, Far East of Russia - An integrative case study using multiple proxies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386, 445–458.

Grein, M., Oehm, C., Konrad, W., Utescher, T., Kunzman, L., Roth-Nebelsick, A., 2013. Atmospheric CO₂ from the late Oligocene to early Miocene based on photosynthesis data and fossil leaf characteristics. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 374, 41–51.

Ivanova (Stefanska), T., 2013. New representatives of foraminifera from Tarchanian deposits of the Southern Ukraine (Lower Miocene). Paleontological Review, 45, 66–73 (in Ukrainian).

Jacques, F.M.B., Su, T., Huang, Y.-J., Wang, L., Zhou, Z.-K., 2013. A global-scale test for monsoon indices used in palaeoclimatic reconstruction. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 93–100.

Kern, A.K., Harzhauser, M., Soliman, A., Piller, W.E., Mandic, O., 2013. High resolution analysis of Upper Miocen lak deposits: Evidence for th influence of Gleissberg-band-solar forcing. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 370, 167–183.

Kern, A.K., Harzhauser, M., Reuter, M., Kroh, A., Piller, W.E., 2013. The Miocene coastal vegetation of southwestern India and its climatic significance. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 119–132.

Mao, L., Foong, S.Y., 2013. Tracing ancestral biogeography of Sonneratia based on fossil pollen and their probable modern analogues. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 133–143.

Miao, Y.-F., Fang, X.-M., Song, C.-H., Yan, X.-L., Xu, L., Chen, C.-F., 2013. Pollen and fossil wood's linkage with Mi-1 Glaciation in northeastern Tibetan Plateau, China. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 101–108.

Popova, S., Utescher, T., Gromyki, D.V., Mosbrugger, V., Herzog, E., François, L., 2013. Vegetation change in Siberia and the Northeast of Russia during the Cenozoic cooling: A study based on diversity of plant functional types. Palaios, 28, 418–432.

Quan, C., Han, S., Utescher, T., Zhang, C., Liu, Y.-S., 2013. Validation of temperature-precipitation based aridity index: Paleoclimatc implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386, 86–95.

Rasmussen, E.S., Utescher, T., Dykjær, K., 2013. Drowning of the Miocene Billund delta, Jylland: land–sea fluctuations during a global warm event. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 28, 9–12.

Reuter, M., Kern, A.K., Harzhauser, M., Kroh, A., Piller, W.E., 2013. Global warming and South Indian monsoon rainfall – lessons from the Mid-Miocene. Gondwana Research, 23, 1172–1177.

Shu, J.-S., Wang, W.-M., 2013. A Miocene pollen flora from the petroliferous deposits in the Bohai Bay Basin, North China, and its palaeoclimatic and stratigraphic significance. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 109–118.

Stefanskyi, V., Starin, D., 2013. Bivalvia of the Middle Sarmatian in demonstrative section from the Gubinikha Village (Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine). Paleontological Review, 45, 108–114 (in Ukrainian).

Su, T., Jacques, F.M.B., Ma, H.-J., Zhou, Z.-K., 2013. Fossil fruits of Ailanthus confucii from the Upper Miocene of Wenshan, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 153–158.

Su, T., Liu, Y.-S., Jacques, F.M.B., Huang, Y.-J., Xing, Y.-W., Zhou Z.-K., 2013. The intensification of the East Asian winter monsoon contributed to the disappearance of Cedrus (Pinaceae) in southwestern China. Quaternary Research, 80, 316–325.

Su, T., Jacques, F.M.B., Spicer, R.A., Liu, Y.-S., Huang, Y.-J., Xing, Y.-W., Zhou, Z.-K., 2013. Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora. Climate of the Past, 9, 1911–1920.

Su, T., Spicer, R.A., Liu, Y.S., Huang, Y.J., Xing, Y.W., Jacques, F.M.B., Chen, W.Y., Zhou, Z.K., 2013. Regional constraints on leaf physiognomy and precipitation regression models: a case study from China. Bulletin of Geosciences, 88, 595–608.

Tang, Z.-H., Ding, Z.-L., 2013. A palynological insight into the Miocene aridification in the Eurasian interior. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 77–85.

Tang, H., Eronen, J.T., Micheels, A., Ahrens, B., 2013. Strong interannual variation of the Indian summer monsoon in the Late Miocene. Climate Dynamics, 41, 135–153.

Wang, W.-M., Shu, J.-W., 2013. Cenozoic xeromorphic vegetation in China and its spatial and temporal development in connection with global changes. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 86–92.

Wang, W.-M., Zhou, Z.-K., 2013. Neogene climate evolution in Eastern Eurasia with special reference to floral changes under the influence of monsoon. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 73–76.

Wen, W.-W., Xie, S.-P., Lui, K.-N., Sun, B.-N., Wang, L., Li, H., Dao, K.-Q., 2013. Two species of fern macrofossil from the late Miocene of Lincang, Yunnan, China and their paleoecological implications. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 144–152.

Xing, Y.-W., Liu, Y.-S. (C.), Su, T., Jacques, F.M.B., Zhou, Z.-K., 2013. A new Tsuga species from the upper Miocene of Yunnan, southwestern China and its palaeogeographic significance. Palaeoworld, 22, Issue 3–4 (NECLIME special issue), 159–167.


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Akkiraz, M.S., Akgün, F., Utescher, T., Wilde, V., Bruch, A.A., Mosbrugger, V., 2012. Palaeoflora and climate of lignite-bearing Middle Miocene sediments in Seyitömer and Tunçbilek basins, Kütahya Province, NW Turkey. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 213–235.

Barg, I.M., Ivanova (Stefanska), T.A, Bondar, O.V., Starin, D.A., Sapronova, D.A., 2012. On Neogene biostratigraphy of the Borisphen Gulf Eastern Paratethys. Geological Journal NAS of Ukraine, 3, 127–137. (in Russian)

Bradshaw, C.D., Lunt, D.J., Flecker, R., Salzmann, U., Pound, M.J., Haywood, A.M., Eronen, J., 2012. The relative roles of CO₂ and palaeogeography in determining Late Miocene climate: results from a terrestrial model-data comparison. Climate of the Past, 8, 715–786.

Bruch, A.A., Sievers, C., Wadley, L., 2012. Quantification of climate and vegetation from Southern African Middle Stone Age sites – an application using Late Pleistocene plant material from Sibudu, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 47, 7–17.

Erdei, B., Utescher, T., Hably, L., Tamás, J., Roth-Nebelsick, A., Grein, M., 2012. Early Oligocene continental climate of the Palaeogene Basin (Hungary and Slovenia) and the surrounding area. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 153–186.

Hoorn, C., Straathof, J., Abels, H.A., Xu, Y., Utescher, T., Dupont-Nivet, G., 2012. A late Eocene palynological record of climate change and Tibetan Plateau uplift (Xining Basin, China). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 344–345, 16–38.

Ivanov, D., Utescher, T., Ashraf, A.R., Mosbrugger, V., Bozukov, V., Djorgova, N., Slavomirova, E., 2012. Late Miocene palaeoclimate and ecosystem dynamics in southwestern Bulgaria - a study based on pollen data from the Gotse-Delchev. Basin. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 187–211.

Kern, A.K., Harzhauser, M., Soliman, A., Piller, W.E., Gross, M., 2012. Precipitation driven decadal scale decline and recovery of wetlands of Lake Pannon during the Tortonian. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 317–318, 1–12.

Meng, Q., Liu, Z., Bruch, A.A., Liu, R., Hu, F., 2012. Palaeoclimatic Evolution during Eocene and Its Influence on Oil Shale Mineralization, Fushun Basin, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 45, 95–105.

Popova, S., Utescher, T., Gromyko, D., Bruch, A.A., Mosbrugger, V., 2012. Palaeoclimate evolution in Siberia and the Russian Far East from the Oligocene to Pliocene – evidence from fruit and seed floras. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 315–334.

Pound, M.J., Haywood, A.M., Salzmann, U., Riding, J.B., 2012. Global vegetation dynamics and latitudinal temperature gradients during the mid to Late Miocene (15.97–5.33 Ma). Earth Science Reviews, 112, 1–22.

Quan, C., Liu, Y.-S., Utescher, T., 2012. Paleogene temperature gradient, seasonal variation and climate evolution of northeast China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 313–314, 150–161.

Roth-Nebelsick, A., Grein, M., Utescher, T., Konrad, W., 2012. Stomatal pore length change in leaves of Eotrigonobalanus furcinervis (Fagaceae) from the late Eocene to the latest Oligocene and its impact on gas exhange and CO₂ reconstruction. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 174, 106–112.

Sun, B.N., Ding, S.T., Wu, J.Y., Dong, C., Xie, S.P., Lin, Z.C., 2012. Carbon Isotope and Stomatal Data of Late Pliocene Betulaceae Leaves from SW China: Implications for Palaeoatmospheric CO₂-levels. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 237–250.

Tabara, D., Chirila, G., 2012. Paleoclimatic estimations from Miocene of Romania, based on palynological data. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 7, 195–208.

Tang, H., Micheels, A., Eronen, J.T., Ahrens, B., Fortelius, M., 2012. Asynchronous responses of East Asian and Indian summer monsoons to mountain uplift shown by regional climate modelling experiments. Climate Dynamics, 40, 1531–1549.

Thiel. C., Klitz, S., Uhl, D., 2012. Palaeoclimate Estimates for Selected Leaf Floras from the Late Pliocene (Reuverian) of Central Europe Based on Different Palaeobotanical Techniques. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 263–287.

Tiwari, R.P., Mehrotra, R.C., Srivastava, G., Shukla, A., 2012. The vegetation and climate of a Neogene petrified wood forest of Mizoram, Indian Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 61, 143–165.

Utescher, T., Ashraf, A.R., Dreist, A., Dybkjær, K., Mosbrugger, V., Pross, J., Wilde, V., 2012. Variability of Neogene continental climates in Northwest Europe – a detailed study based on microfloras. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 289–314.

Xie, S.P., Sun, B.N., Wu, J.Y., Lin, Z.C., Yan, D.F., Xiao, L., 2012. Paleoclimatic Estimates for the Late Pliocene based on Leaf Physiognomy from Western Yunnan, China. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 251–261.

Xing, Y., Utescher, T., Jacques, F.M.B., Tao S., Liu, Y.-S, Huang, J.-J., Zhou, Z.-Z., 2012. Paleoclimatic estimation reveals a weak winter monsoon in southwestern China during the late Miocene: Evidence from plant macrofossils. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 358–360, 19–26.

Yao, Y.-F., Bruch, A.A., Cheng, Y.-M., Mosbrugger, V., Wang, Y.-F., Li, C.-S., 2012. Monsoon versus uplift in Southwestern China – Late Pliocene Climate in Yuanmou Basin, Yunnan. PLoS ONE 7, e37760.


Akkiraz, M.S., Akgün, F., Utescher, T., Bruch, A.A., Mosbrugger, V., 2011. Precipitation gradients during the Miocene in Western and Central Turkey as quantified from pollen data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 276–290.

Bertini, A., Martinetto, E., 2011. Reconstruction of vegetation transects for the Messinian–Piacenzian of Italy by means of comparative analysis of pollen, leaf and carpological records. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 230–246.

Bozukov, V.S, Utescher, T., Ivanov, D.A., Tsenov, B.V., Ashraf, A.R., Mosbrugger, V., 2011. New results for the fossil macroflora of the Beli Breg Lignite Basin, West Bulgaria. Phytologia Balcanica, 17, 3–19.

Bruch, A.A., Utescher, T., Mosbrugger, V., and NECLIME members, 2011.Precipitation patterns in the Miocene of Central Europe and the development of continentality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 202–211.

Dolezych, M., Jochmann, M., Gröschke, A., 2011. The fossil wood and resin of Taxodioxylon vanderburghii nov. spec. in Paleogene sediments of Svalbard. Palaeontographica B, 284, 159–181

François, L., Utescher, T., Favre, E., Henrot, A.-J., Warnant, P., Micheels, A., Erdei, B., Suc, J.-P., Cheddadi, R., Mosbrugger, V., 2011. Modelling Late Miocene vegetation in Europe: Results of the CARAIB model and comparison with palaeovegetation data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 359–378.

Furió, M., Casanovas-Vilar, I., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., 2011. Predictable structure of Miocene insectivore (Lipotyphla) faunas in Western Europe along a latitudinal gradient. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 219–229.

Grein, M., Utescher, T., Wilde, V., Roth-Nebelsick, A., 2011. Reconstruction of the middle Eocene climate of Messel using palaeobotanical data. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 260, 305–318.

Grein, M., Konrad, W., Wilde, V., Utescher, T., Roth-Nebelsick, A., 2011. Reconstruction of atmospheric CO₂ during the early middle Eocene by application of a gas exchange model to fossil plants from the Messel Formation, Germany. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 309, 383–391.

Harzhauser, M., Mandic, O., Latal, C., Kern, A., 2011. Stable isotopes composition of the Miocene Dinaride Lake System deduced from its endemic mollusc fauna. Hydrobiolocia, 682, 27–46.

Harzhauser, M., Piller, W.E., Müllegger, S., Grunert, P., Micheels, A., 2011. Changing seasonality patterns in Central Europe from Miocene Climate Optimum to Miocene Climate Transition deduced from the Crassostrea isotope archive. Global and Planetary Change, 76, 77–84.

Ivanov, D., Utescher, T., Mosbrugger, V., Syabryaj, S., Djordjevic-Milutinovic, D., Molchanoff, S., 2011. Miocene vegetation and climate dynamics in Eastern and Central Paratethys (Southeastern Europe). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 262–275.

Jacques, F.M.B., Guo, S.-X., Su, T., Xing, Y.-W., Huang, Y.-J., Liu, Y.-S, Ferguson, D.K., Zhou, Z.-K., 2011. Quantitative reconstruction of the Late Miocene monsoon climates of southwest China: A case study of the Lincang flora from Yunnan Province. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 318–327.

Kern, A., Harzhauser, M., Mandic, O., Roetzel, R., Coric, S., Bruch, A.A., Zuschin, M., 2011. Millennial-scale vegetation dynamics in an estuary at the onset of the Miocene Climate Optimum. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 247–261.

Larsson, L.M., Dybkjær, K., Rasmussen, E.S., Piasecki, S., Utescher, T., Vajda, V., 2011. Miocene climate evolution of northern Europe: A palynological investigation from Denmark. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 309, 161–175.

Liu, Y.-S., Utescher, T., Zhou, Z.-K., Sun, B., 2011. The evolution of Miocene climates in North China: Preliminary results of quantitative reconstructions from plant fossil records. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 308–317.

Micheels, A., Bruch, A.A., Eronen, J., Fortelius, M., Harzhauser, M., Utescher, T., Mosbrugger, V., 2011. Analysis of heat transport mechanisms from a Late Miocene model experiment with a fully-coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation model. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 337–350.

Quan, C., Liu, Y.C., Utescher, T., 2011. Paleogene evolution of precipitation in Northeastern China supporting the Middle Eocene intensification of the East Asian Monsoon. Palaios, 26, 743–753.

Stefanova, M., Ivanov, D.A., Utescher, T., 2011. Geochemical appraisal of palaeovegetation and climate oscillation in the Late Miocene of Western Bulgaria. Organic Geochemistry, 42, 1363–1374.

Sun, B.-N., Wu, J.-Y., Liu, Y-S., Ding, S.-T., Li, X.-C., Xie, S.-P., Yan, D.-F., Lin, Z.-C., 2011. Reconstructing Neogene vegetation and climates to infer tectonic uplift in western Yunnan, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 304, 328–336.

Syrenko, E., 2011. Palynological criteria for stratigraphical separation of the Upper Pliocene – Lower Neopleistocene of the platform part Ukraine. Paleontological Review, 43, 23–28 (in Ukrainian).

Tang, H., Micheels, A., Eronen, J.T., Fortelius, M., 2011. Regional climate model experiments to investigate the Asian
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