jueves, 28 de enero de 2016
Following a successful conference on megafauna - large animals - two journals have published special features on the topic. Professor Yadvinder Malhi from the Environmental Change Institute, part of the School of Geography and the Environment explains:
This week sees the publication of two special features, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Ecography with 24 papers examining how megafauna affect ecosystem and Earth System function. This topic is based on a conference we held on Oxford in March 2014, and features on the cover of both journals.
We live in the shadows of lost giants. Until relatively recently almost every major vegetated land area on Earth possessed an abundance of large animals that we now only associate with African game parks. Mesmerizing early art shows how much these giant creatures dominated the psyche of our ancestors. [...] University of Oxford
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