Response to Comment on "Glacial Survival of Boreal Trees in Northern Scandinavia"

Laura Parducci, Mary E. Edwards, K. D. Bennett, Torbjorn Alm, Ellen Elverland, Mari Mette Tollefsrud, Tina Jorgensen, Michael Houmark-Nielsen, Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Kurt H. Kjaer, Sonia L. Fontana, Inger Greve Alsos, Eske Willerslev

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Birks et al. question our proposition that trees survived the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in Northern Scandinavia. We dispute their interpretation of our modern genetic data but agree that more work is required. Our field and laboratory procedures were robust; contamination is an unlikely explanation of our results. Their description of Endletvatn as ice-covered and inundated during the LGM is inconsistent with recent geological literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages2
Issue number6108
Publication statusPublished - 09 Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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