Cenozoic evolution of the steppe-desert biome in Central Asia

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Science Advances  09 Oct 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 41, eabb8227
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb8227

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  • Received for publication March 20, 2020
  • Accepted for publication August 20, 2020
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  1. N. Barbolini1,2,*,,
  2. A. Woutersen1,*,,
  3. G. Dupont-Nivet3,4,5,,
  4. D. Silvestro6,
  5. D. Tardif7,
  6. P. M. C. Coster8,
  7. N. Meijer3,
  8. C. Chang9,
  9. H.-X. Zhang9,
  10. A. Licht10,
  11. C. Rydin2,11,
  12. A. Koutsodendris12,
  13. F. Han13,
  14. A. Rohrmann3,
  15. X.-J. Liu14,
  16. Y. Zhang15,
  17. Y. Donnadieu16,17,
  18. F. Fluteau7,
  19. J.-B. Ladant18,
  20. G. Le Hir7 and
  21. C. Hoorn1,*,
  1. 1Department of Ecosystem and Landscape Dynamics, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, 1098 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  2. 2Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences and Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
  3. 3Universität Potsdam, Institute of Geosciences, 14476 Potsdam, Germany.
  4. 4Université de Rennes, CNRS, Géosciences Rennes–UMR 6118, F-35000 Rennes, France.
  5. 5Key Laboratory of Orogenic Belts and Crustal Evolution, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
  6. 6Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Ch. De Musée 10, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  7. 7Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris 75005, France.
  8. 8Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA.
  9. 9Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China.
  10. 10Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
  11. 11The Bergius Foundation, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden.
  12. 12Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg 69120, Germany.
  13. 13School of Earth Sciences, East China University of Technology, Nanchang 330013, Jiangxi, China.
  14. 14College of Geography and Environmental Science, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China.
  15. 15The First Monitoring and Application Center, China Earthquake Administration, Tianjin 300180, China.
  16. 16Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE)/Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Commissariat á l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)-CNRS–Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  17. 17Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Institut pour la Recherche et le Développement (IRD), Collège de France, Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE), Aix-en-Provence, France.
  18. 18Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: natasha.barbolini{at}, barbolini.natasha{at} (N.B.); amberwoutersen{at} (A.W.); m.c.hoorn{at} (C.H.)
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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