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Climate change frames debate over the extinction of megafauna in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea)
Mounting evidence points to the loss of most species before the peopling of Sahul and a significant role for climate change in the disappearance of the continent’s megafauna. Expand
Heavy metal pollution recorded in Porites corals from Daya Bay, northern South China Sea.
The Daya Bay corals had higher concentrations of metals than other reported corals from both pristine and seriously polluted locations, suggesting that acute (Fe and Mn) and chronic (Zn) heavy metal contamination has occurred locally over the past approximately 32 years. Expand
Dating megafaunal extinction on the Pleistocene Darling Downs, eastern Australia: the promise and pitfalls of dating as a test of extinction hypotheses
A key to understanding Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinction dynamics is knowledge of megafaunal ecological response(s) to long-term environmental perturbations. Strategically, that requiresExpand
Fossil bandicoots (marsupialia, peramelidae) and environmental change during the pleistocene on the darling downs, Southeastern Queensland, Australia
Synopsis Systematic collecting from fluviatile Pleistocene fossil deposits of the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia, has led to an increase in the region's fossil record ofExpand
Taxonomy and palaeobiology of the largest-ever marsupial, Diprotodon Owen, 1838 (Diprotodontidae, Marsupialia)
D. optatum had a near-continental geographical distribution, similar to that of extant megaherbivores, possibly indicating its niche as a habitat generalist and probably moved in small, gender-segregated herds, and exhibited a polygynous breeding strategy. Expand
Cryptic meteoric diagenesis in freshwater bivalves: Implications for radiocarbon dating
Shells of freshwater bivalves are commonly used for radiocarbon dating late Pleistocene archaeological and vertebrate fossil sites, thus providing important constraints on late Pleistocene humanExpand
Large variations in the Holocene marine radiocarbon reservoir effect reflect ocean circulation and climatic changes
Accurate radiocarbon dating of marine samples requires knowledge of the marine radiocarbon reservoir effect. This effect for a particular site/region is generally assumed constant through time whenExpand
Cookeroo, a New Genus of Fossil Kangaroo (Marsupialia, Macropodidae) from the Oligo-Miocene of Riversleigh, Northwestern Queensland, Australia
A new genus of Oligo-Miocene kangaroo (Macropodiformes) is described from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northern Australia and two new species, Cookeroo bulwidarri and C. hortusensis, are described. Expand
Renewed Geoarchaeological Investigations of Mwanganda's Village (Elephant Butchery Site), Karonga, Malawi
The site of Mwanganda's Village, located along a paleochannel in northern Malawi, is one of only a few sites that have characterized the Middle Stone Age (MSA) of Malawi for decades (Clark & Haynes,Expand
Recent massive coral mortality events in the South China Sea: Was global warming and ENSO variability responsible?
The key to predicting the possible response(s) of coral reefs to hypothesized future global warming is the knowledge of their response(s) to previous extreme climatic events. We obtained 80Expand