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  1. Department of Biology, University of Bergen, PO Box 7803, N-5020 Bergen, Norway

    • Richard J. Telford
    • , Joseph D. Chipperfield
    • , Hilary H. Birks
    •  & H. John B. Birks
  2. Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK

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All authors discussed the manuscript. R.J.T. investigated the modern datasets and ran the power tests. J.D.C. carried out the break-point analyses. R.J.T., H.H.B., and H.J.B.B. contributed to the first draft. All authors edited the final draft.

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