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Jones MC and Yu ZC. 2010. Rapid deglacial and early Holocene expansion of peatlands in Alaska. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 107: 7347-7352. PDF


Zhao, C., Z.C. Yu, E. Ito and Y. Zhao. 2010. Holocene climate trend, variability, and shift documented by lacustrine stable isotope record in the northeastern United States. Quaternary Science Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.03.018. PDF


Zhao, Y., Yu, Z.C., Zhao, C., 2010. Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) declines at 9800 and 5300 cal yr BP caused by Holocene climatic shifts in northeastern North America. The Holocene. doi: 10.1177/0959683610365932. PDF


Li, L., Z.C. Yu, G.E. Bebout, T. Stretton, A. Allen, and P. Passaris. 2010. Tree-ring width and δ13C records of industrial stress and recovery in Pennsylvania and New Jersey forests: Implications for CO2 uptake by temperate forests. Chemical Geology 273: 250-257. PDF


Zhao, C., Z.C. Yu, L. Li, and G. Bebout. 2010. Major shifts in multidecadal moisture variability in the mid-Atlantic region during the last 240 years. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L09702, doi:10.1029/2010GL043133. PDF


Yu, Z.C., D.W. Beilman and M.C. Jones. 2009. Sensitivity of northern peatlands to Holocene climate change. In AGU Geophysical Monograph vol. 184 “Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands”, Baird A, Belyea L, Comas X, Reeve A, and Slater L (eds). Pp. 55-69. PDF


Zhao, C., Yu, Z.C., Y. Zhao and E. Ito. 2009. Possible orographic and solar controls of late Holocene centennial-scale moisture oscillations in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L21705, doi:10.1029/2009GL040951. PDF


Zhao, Y., Z.C. Yu, X.J. Liu, C. Zhao, F.H. Chen, and K. Zhang. 2009. Late Holocene Vegetation and Climate Oscillations in the Qaidam Basin of the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau.  Quaternary Research 73: 59-69.  PDF


Zhao, Y., Z.C. Yu, F.H. Chen, J.W. Zhang and B. Yang. 2009. Vegetation response to Holocene climate change in monsoon-influenced region of China. Earth-Science Reviews, 97: 242256. PDF


Wu, J.L., Z.C. Yu, H.A. Zeng and N.L. Wang. 2009. Possible solar forcing of 400-year wet-dry climate cycles in northwestern China. Climatic Change 96: 473-482. PDF


Zhao, Y., Z.C. Yu, F.H. Chen. 2009. Spatial and temporal patterns of Holocene vegetation and climate changes in arid and semi-arid China. Quaternary International 194: 6-18. PDF


Chen, F.H., J. Holmes, B. Wünnemann, and Z.C. Yu. 2009. Holocene climate variability in arid Asia: Nature and mechanisms. Quaternary International 194: 1-5. PDF


Li, L., Yu, Z.C, Moeller, R. E., Bebout, G. E., 2008, Complex trajectories of aquatic and terrestrial shifts caused by multiple human-induced environmental stress. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72: 4338-4351. PDF


Chen, F.H., Z.C. Yu, M.L. Yang, E. Ito, S.M. Wang, D.B. Madsen, X.Z. Huang, Y. Zhao, T. Sato, H.J.B. Birks, I. Boomer, J.H. Chen, C.B. An, and B. Wunnemann. 2008. Holocene moisture evolution in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with Asian monsoon history. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 351-364. PDF


Zhao, Y., Z.C. Yu, F.H. Chen, X.J. Liu, and E. Ito. 2008. Sensitive response of desert vegetation to moisture change based on a near-annual resolution pollen record from Gahai Lake in the Qaidam Basin, northwest China. Global and Planetary Change 62: 107-114. PDF


Yu, Z.C., K.N. Walker, E.B. Evenson, and I. Hajdas. 2008. Lateglacial and early Holocene climate oscillations in the Matanuska Valley, south-central Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 148-161. PDF


Zhao, Y., Z.C. Yu, F.H. Chen, and J. Li. 2008. Holocene vegetation and climate change from a lake sediment record in the Tengger Sandy Desert, northwest China. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 2054–2064. PDF


Lowe, J.J., S.O. Rasmussen, S. Bjorck, W.Z. Hoek, J.P. Steffensen, M.J.C. Walker, Z. Yu, and the INTIMATE. 2008. Synchronisation of palaeoenvironmental events in the North Atlantic region during the Last Termination: a revised protocol recommended by the INTIMATE group. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 6-17. PDF


Hoek, W.Z., Z.C. Yu, and J.J. Lowe. 2008. INTegration of Ice-core, MArine, and TErrestrial records (INTIMATE): Refining the record of the Last Glacial–Interglacial transition. Quaternary Science Reviews 27:1-5. PDF


Yu, Z.C. 2007. Rapid response of forested vegetation to multiple climatic oscillations during the last deglaciation in the northeastern United States. Quaternary Research 67: 297-303. PDF


Li, Y.-X., Z.C. Yu, and K.P. Kodama, 2007. Sensitive moisture response to Holocene millennial-scale climate variations in the Mid-Atlantic region, USA. The Holocene 17: 3-8. PDF


Zhao, Y., Z.C. Yu, F.H. Chen, and E. Ito. 2007. Holocene vegetation and climate history at Hurleg Lake in the Qiadam Basin, northwest China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 145: 275-288. PDF


Zhao, Y., A. Hölzer, and Z.C. Yu. 2007. Late Holocene natural and human-induced environmental change reconstructed from peat records in central China. Radiocarbon 49: 789-798. PDF


Yu, Z.C. 2006. Modeling ecosystem processes and peat accumulation in boreal peatlands. In Wieder RK, Vitt DH, editors. Boreal Peatland Ecosystems. Ecological Studies Series, Volume 188. New York: Springer. p. 313-329. PDF


Yu, Z.C. 2006. Holocene carbon accumulation of fen peatlands in boreal western Canada: Complex ecosystem response to climate variation and disturbance. Ecosystems 9: 1278-1288. PDF


Qian, W.H., Z.C. Yu., and Y.F. Zhu. 2006. Spatial and temporal variability of precipitation in East China from 1880 to 1999. Climate Research 32: 209-218. PDF


Yu, Z.C. 2006. Power laws governing hydrology and carbon cycle dynamics in northern peatlands. Global and Planetary Change 53: 169-175. PDF


Li, Y.X.*, Z.C. Yu, K.P. Kodama, and R.E. Moeller. 2006. A 14,000-year environmental change history revealed by mineral magnetic data from White Lake, New Jersey, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 246: 27-40. PDF


Yu, Z.C., I.D. Campbell, C. Campbell, D.H. Vitt, G.C. Bond and M.J. Apps. 2003. Carbon sequestration in western Canadian peat highly sensitive to Holocene wet–dry climate cycles at millennial time scales. The Holocene 13: 801-803. PDF (Proofs).


Yu, Z.C., D.H. Vitt, I.D. Campbell, and M.J. Apps. 2003. Understanding Holocene peat accumulation pattern of continental fens in western Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 81:267-282. PDF


Yu, Z.C. 2003. Late Quaternary dynamics of tundra and forest vegetation of the southern Niagara Escarpment, Canada. New Phytologist 157: 365-390. PDF


Yu, Z.C., M.J. Apps and J.S. Bhatti 2002. Implications of floristic and environmental variation for carbon cycle dynamics in boreal forest ecosystems of central Canada. Journal of Vegetation Science 13:327-340. PDF


Yu, Z.C., E. Ito, D.R. Engstrom and S.C. Fritz. 2002. A 2100-year trace-element and stable-isotope record at decadal resolution from Rice Lake in the northern Great Plains, USA. The Holocene 12: 605-617. PDF


Yu, Z.C., E. Ito and D.R. Engstrom. 2002. Water Isotopic and Hydrochemical Evolution of a Lake Chain in the Northern Great Plains and its Paleoclimatic Implications. Journal of Paleolimnology 28: 207-217. PDF


Yu, Z.C. and U. Eicher. 2001. Three Amphi-Atlantic century-scale cold events during the BøllingAllerød Warm Period. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 55:175-183. PDF


Yu, Z.C., I.D. Campbell, D.H. Vitt, and M.J. Apps. 2001. Modelling long-term peatland dynamics. I. Concepts, review, and proposed design. Ecological Modelling, 145: 197-210. PDF


Yu, Z.C., M.R. Turetsky, I.D. Campbell and D.H. Vitt. 2001. Modelling long-term peatland dynamics. II. Processes and rates as inferred from litter and peat-core data. Ecological Modelling, 145: 159-173. PDF


Yu, Z.C. and H.E. Wright, Jr. 2001. Response of interior North America to abrupt climate oscillations in the North Atlantic region during the last deglaciation. Earth-Science Reviews 52: 333-369. PDF

Yu, Z.C. 2000. Ecosystem responses to late-glacial and early-Holocene climate oscillations in the Great Lakes region of North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 19: 1723-1747. PDF

Campbell, I.D., C. Campbell, Z.C. Yu, D.H. Vitt, and M.J. Apps. 2000. Millennial-scale rhythms in peatlands in the western interior of Canada and in the global carbon cycle. Quaternary Research, 54: 155-158. PDF

Fritz, S.C., E. Ito, Z.C. Yu, K.R. Laird, and D.R. Engstrom. 2000. Hydrologic variation in the northern Great Plains during the last two millennia. Quaternary Research, 53: 175-184. PDF

Yu, Z.C. and E. Ito. 1999. Possible solar forcing of century-scale drought frequency in the northern Great Plains. Geology, 27: 263-266. PDF

Yu, Z.C. and U. Eicher. 1998. Abrupt climate oscillations during the last deglaciation in central North America. Science, 282: 2235-2238. PDF

Yu, Z.C., J. McAndrews, and U. Eicher. 1997. Middle Holocene dry climate caused by change in atmospheric circulation patterns: Evidence from lake levels and stable isotopes. Geology, 25: 251-254. PDF

Yu, Z.C. 1997. Late Quaternary paleoecology of Thuja and Juniperus (Cupressaceae) at Crawford Lake, Ontario, Canada: pollen, stomata and macrofossils. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 96: 241-254. PDF

Yu, Z.C., J.H. McAndrews, and D. Siddiqi. 1996. Influences of Holocene climate and water levels on vegetation dynamics of a lakeside wetland. Canadian Journal of Botany, 74: 1602-1615. PDF

Yu, Z.C. and J.H. McAndrews. 1994. Holocene water levels at Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada: sediment, pollen and plant-macrofossil evidence. The Holocene, 4: 141-152. PDF

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