Publications

 
 

PDFs available on request

2017
Brian M. Chase, Manuel Chevalier, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr (2017). The dynamic relationship between temperate and tropical circulation systems across South Africa since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 174, 54-62.
Carlos Cordova, Louis Scott, Brian M. Chase, Manuel Chevalier (2017). Late Pleistocene-Holocene vegetation and climate change in the Middle Kalahari, Lake Ngami, Botswana. Quaternary Science Reviews 171, 199-215.
Nicole Herrmann, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr, Brian M. Chase, Adam G. West, Matthias Zabel, Enno Schefuß (2017). Hydrogen isotopic fractionation of leaf wax n-alkanes in soils from southern African ecosystems. Organic Geochemistry 109, 1-13
Manuel Chevalier, Simon Brewer and Brian M. Chase (2017). Qualitative assessment of PMIP3 rainfall simulations across the southeast African monsoon domain during the mid-Holocene and the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 156, 107-120.
2016
Andrew S. Carr, Brian M. Chase, Arnoud Boom, Javier Medina-Sanchez (2016). Stable isotope analyses of rock hyrax faecal pellets, hyraceum and associated vegetation in southern Africa: implications for dietary ecology and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Journal of Arid Environments 134, 33-48.
Nicole Herrmann, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr, Brian M. Chase, Robyn Granger, Annette Hahn, Matthias Zabel, Enno Schefuß (2016). Sources, transport and deposition of terrestrial organic material: A case study from southwestern Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 149, 215-229.
Manuel Chevalier and Brian M. Chase (2016). Determining the drivers of long-term aridity variability: a southern African case study. Journal of Quaternary Science 31, 143-151.
Sophak Lim, Brian M. Chase, Manuel Chevalier, Paula J. Reimer (2016). 50,000-years of vegetation and climate change in the southern Namib Desert, Pella, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 451, 197–209.
2015
Manuel Chevalier and Brian M. Chase (2015). Southeast African records reveal a coherent shift from high- to low-latitude forcing mechanisms along the east African margin across last glacial–interglacial transition. Quaternary Science Reviews 125, 117-130.
Brian M. Chase, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr, Matthieu Carré, Manuel Chevalier, Michael E. Meadows, Joel B. Pedro, J. Curt Stager, Paula J. Reimer (2015). Evolving Southern Hemisphere response to abrupt deglacial North Atlantic climate change events. Quaternary Science Reviews 121, 132-136.
Brian M. Chase, Sophak Lim, Manuel Chevalier, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr, Michael E. Meadows, Paula J. Reimer (2015). Influence of tropical easterlies in southern Africa’s winter rainfall zone during the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 107, 138-148.
2014
Manuel Chevalier, Rachid Cheddadi, and Brian M. Chase (2014). CREST (Climate REconstruction SofTware): a probability density function (PDF)-based quantitative climate reconstruction method. Climate of the Past, 10, 2081-2098, www.clim-past.net/10/2081/2014/.
Boom, A., Carr, A. S., Chase, B. M., Grimes, H. L., Meadows, M. E. (2014). Leaf wax n-alkanes and δ13C values of CAM plants from arid southwest Africa flora. Organic Geochemistry 67, 99-102.
Carr, A. S., Boom, A., Grimes H. L., Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Harris, A. (2014). Leaf wax n-alkane distributions in arid zone South African flora: environmental controls, chemotaxonomy and palaeoecological implications. Organic Geochemistry 67, 72-84.
2013
Brian M. Chase, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr, Michael E. Meadows, Paula J. Reimer (2013). Holocene climate change in southernmost South Africa: rock hyrax middens record shifts in the southern westerlies. Quaternary Science Reviews 82, 199-205.
Verushka Valsecchi, Brian M Chase, Jasper Slingsby, Andrew S Carr, Lynne J Quick, Michael E Meadows, Rachid Cheddadi, Paula J Reimer (2013). A high resolution 15,600-­year pollen and microcharcoal record from the Cederberg Mountains, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 387, 6-16.
Loïc Truc, Manuel Chevalier, Charly Favier, Rachid Cheddadi, Michael E. Meadows, Louis Scott, Andrew S. Carr, Gideon F. Smith., Brian M. Chase (2013). Quantification of climate change for the last 20,000 years from Wonderkrater, South Africa: implications for the long-term dynamics of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386, 575-587.
2012
Brian M. Chase, Louis Scott, Michael E. Meadows, Graciela Gil-Romera, Arnoud Boom, Andrew S. Carr, Paula J. Reimer, Loïc Truc, Verushka Valsecchi, Lynne J. Quick (2012). Rock hyrax middens: a palaeoenvironmental archive for southern African drylands. Quaternary Science Reviews 56, 1-19.
Dáithí C. Murray, Stuart G. Pearson, Richard Fullagar, Brian M. Chase, Jayne Houston, Jenny Atchison, Nicole E. White, Matthew I. Bellgard, Ed Clarke, Mike Macphail, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, James Haile, Michael Bunce (2012). High-throughput sequencing of ancient plant and mammal DNA preserved in herbivore middens. Quaternary Science Reviews 58, 135-154.

2011

Quick, L. J., Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Scott, L., and Reimer, P. J. (2011). A 19.5 kyr vegetation history from the central Cederberg Mountains, South Africa: palynological evidence from rock hyrax middens. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
Chase, B. M., Quick, L. J., Meadows, M. E., Scott, L., Thomas, D. S. G., and Reimer, P. J. (2011). Late-glacial interhemispheric climate dynamics revealed in South African hyrax middens. Geology 39, 19-22.

2010

Carr, A. S., Boom, A., and Chase, B. M. (2010). The potential of plant biomarker evidence derived from rock hyrax middens as an indicator of palaeoenvironmental change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 285, 321-330.
Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Carr, A. S., and Reimer, P. J. (2010). Evidence for progressive Holocene aridification in southern Africa recorded in Namibian hyrax middens: implications for African Monsoon dynamics and the "African Humid Period''. Quaternary Research 74, 36-45.
Meadows, M. E., Seliane, M., and Chase, B. M. (2010). Holocene palaeoenvironments of the Cederberg and Swartruggens mountains, Western Cape, South Africa: pollen and stable isotope evidence from hyrax dung middens. Journal of Arid Environments 74, 786-793.

2009

Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Scott, L., Thomas, D. S. G., Marais, E., Sealy, J., and Reimer, P. J. (2009). A record of rapid Holocene climate change preserved in hyrax middens from southwestern Africa. Geology 37, 703-706.

Previous rock hyrax midden articles

Bousman, B., and Scott, L. (1994). Climate or overgrazing: the palynological evidence for vegetation change in the eastern Karoo. South African Journal of Science 90, 575-578.
Carrión, J. S., Scott, L., and Vogel, J. C. (1999). Twentieth century changes in montane vegetation in the eastern Free State, South Africa, derived from palynology of hyrax dung middens. Journal of Quaternary Science 14, 1-16.
Gil-Romera, G., Scott, L., Marais, E., and Brook, G. A. (2007). Late Holocene environmental change in the northwestern Namib Desert margin: new fossil pollen evidence from hyrax middens. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 249, 1-17.
Gil-Romera, G., Scott, L., Marais, E., and Brook, G. A. (2006). Middle- to late-Holocene moisture changes in the desert of northwest Namibia derived from fossil hyrax dung pollen. Holocene 16, 1073-1084.
Scott, L., and Woodborne, S. (2007a). Pollen analysis and dating of late Quaternary faecal deposits (hyraceum) in the Cederberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 144, 123-134.
Scott, L., and Woodborne, S. (2007b). Vegetation history inferred from pollen in late Quaternary faecal deposits (hyraceum) in the Cape winter-rain region and its bearing on past climates in South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 941-953.
Scott, L., Marais, E., and Brook, G. A. (2004). Fossil hyrax dung and evidence of Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation types in the Namib Desert. Journal of Quaternary Science 19, 829-832.
Scott, L., Bousman, C. B., and Nyakale, M. (2005). Holocene pollen from swamp, cave and hyrax dung deposits at Blydefontein (Kikvorsberge), Karoo, South Africa. Quaternary International 129, 49-59.
Scott, L., and Vogel, J. C. (2000). Evidence for environmental conditions during the last 20,000 years in Southern Africa from 13C in fossil hyrax dung. Global and Planetary Change 26, 207-215.
Scott, L. (1996). Palynology of hyrax middens: 2000 years of palaeoenvironmental history in Namibia. Quaternary International 33, 73-79.
Scott, L. (1994). Palynology of Late Pleistocene hyrax middens, southwestern Cape Province, South Africa: a preliminary report. Historical Biology 9, 71-81.
Scott, L., and Cooremans, B. (1992). Pollen in recent Procavia (hyrax), Petromus (dassie rat) and bird dung in South Africa. Journal of Biogeography 19, 205-215.
Scott, L., and Vogel, J. C. (1992). Short-term changes of climate and vegetation revealed by pollen analysis of hyrax dung in South Africa. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 74, 283-291.
Scott, L. (1990). Hyrax (Procaviidae) and dassie rat (Petromuridae) middens in palaeoenvironmental studies in Africa. In "Packrat Middens: The Last 40,000 Years of Biotic Change." (J. L. Betancourt, T. R. van Devender, and P. S. Martin, Eds.), pp. 408-427. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
Scott, L., and Bousman, C. B. (1990). Palynological analysis of hyrax middens from Southern Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 76, 367-379

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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