Journal article

Natural attrition and growth frequency variations of stalagmites in southwest Sulawesi over the past 530,000 years

Nick Scroxton, Michael K Gagan, Gavin B Dunbar, Linda K Ayliffe, Wahyoe S Hantoro, Chuan-Chou Shen, John C Hellstrom, Jian-xin Zhao, Hai Cheng, R Lawrence Edwards, Hailong Sun, Hamdi Rifai

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank David Heslop for his help with the statistics and for providing insight into the early versions of this paper. We thank the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) for logistical support, Engkos Kosasih, Djupriono, and the staff of Bantimurung-Bulusaraung National Park (with special thanks to Saiful) for assistance in the field during the 2009 and 2011 expeditions. We are particularly grateful to Neil Anderson, Dan Zwartz, Garry Smith and Bambang Suwargadi, who provided expertise in cave conservation and technical assistance. The work was conducted in Indonesia under Kementerian Negara Riset dan Teknologi (RISTEK) research permit numbers 04/TKPIPA/FRP/SM/IV/2009 and 1b/TKPIPA/FRP/SM/I/2011. Financial support for the research was provided by the Australian Research Council Discovery grants DP0663274 and DPI 095673 to M.K.G., W.S.H., J.-x.Z., J.C.H., R.L.E. and H.C.; and the National Natural Science Foundation of China grant NSFC-41230524 to H.C. U-Th dating at the HISPEC was supported by the ROC MOST and NTU grants (102-2116-M-002-022, 103-2119-M-002-022, and 101R7625) to CCS.