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  • Insects offer clues to climate variability 10,000 years ago

    University of Illinois plant biology and geology professor Feng Sheng Hu collected core samples from Alaskan lakes. The abundance and diversity of midges buried in sediments offer a reliable record of temperature fluctuations over time.

    University of Illinois plant biology and geology professor Feng Sheng Hu collected core samples from Alaskan lakes. The abundance and diversity of midges buried in sediments offer a reliable record of temperature fluctuations over time.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Feng Sheng Hu, call 217-244-2982; email fhu@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Nonlinear Response of Summer Temperature to Holocene Insolation Forcing in Alaska,” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.