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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Pleistocene Megafaunal Collapse, Dung Fungus, and Younger Dryas

Pleistocene Megafaunal Collapse, Dung Fungus, and Younger Dryas

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Sat Nov 21 08:27:07 EST 2009

New Data Shed Light on Large-Animal Extinction, New
York Times by Nicholas Wade, November 19, 2009‎
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/science/24fauna.html

After Mastodons and Mammoths, a Transformed Landscape
Science Daily, ‎November 19, 2009,
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091119141029.htm

Dung dating illuminates mammoth mystery, Nature.com
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2009/11/dung_dating_illuminates_mammot.html

mystery of the mastodons gets a few big clues, Christian
Science Monitor, November 19, 2009‎
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1120/p02s13-usgn.html

Dung helps reveal why mammoths died out BBC News
by Victoria Gill, November 19, 2009‎
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8368485.stm

The paper discussed in the above articles is:

Gill, J. l., J. W. Williams, S. T. Jackson, K. B. Lininger, and G. S. Robinson,
2009, Pleistocene Megafaunal Collapse, Novel Plant Communities, and
Enhanced Fire Regimes in North America. Science. vol. 326, no. 5956,
pp. 1100 - 1103. DOI: 10.1126/science.1179504

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/326/5956/1100

Yours,

Paul H.

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