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Response to Comment on “The Response of Vegetation on the Andean Flank in Western Amazonia to Pleistocene Climate Change”

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Science  30 Sep 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6051, pp. 1825
DOI: 10.1126/science.1207888


Puyasena et al. question our interpretation of climate-driven vegetation change on the Andean flank in western Amazonia during the middle Pleistocene and suggest that the use of Podocarpus spp. as a proxy of past climate change should be reassessed. We defend our assertion that vegetation change at the Erazo study site was predominantly driven by climate change due to concomitant changes recorded by multiple taxa in the fossil record.

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