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The Pliocene marine megafauna extinction and its impact on functional diversity
The end of the Pliocene marked the beginning of a period of great climatic variability and sea-level oscillations. Here, based on a new analysis of the fossil record, we identify a previouslyExpand
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A Short Guide to the Climatic Variables of the Last Glacial Maximum for Biogeographers
Ecological niche models are widely used for mapping the distribution of species during the last glacial maximum (LGM). Although the selection of the variables and General Circulation Models (GCMs)Expand
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Environmental filters reduce the effects of sampling bias and improve predictions of ecological niche models
Ecological niche models represent key tools in biogeography but the effects of biased sampling hinder their use. Here, we address the utility of two forms of filtering the calibration data setExpand
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EcoClimate: a database of climate data from multiple models for past, present, and future for macroecologists and biogeographers
We present and describe ecoClimate, a free and open data repository developed to serve useful climate data to macroecologists and biogeographers. Expand
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Using species distribution models in paleobiogeography: A matter of data, predictors and concepts
article i nfo The increasing interest in the effects of climate changes on species distributions has been followed by the development of Species Distribution Models (SDMs). Although these techniquesExpand
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Is current climatic equilibrium a guarantee for the transferability of distribution model predictions? A case study of the spotted hyena
Aim  The transferability of species distribution models requires that species show climatic equilibrium throughout their entire distribution area. We test this assumption for the case of the spottedExpand
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paleobioDB: an R package for downloading, visualizing and processing data from the Paleobiology Database
The fossil record acts as a time machine, providing data on the morphology, ecology and biogeography of ancient species. Therefore, ideally, fossil data should be included in evolutionary,Expand
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Potential suitable areas of giant ground sloths dropped before its extinction in South America: the evidences from bioclimatic envelope modeling
Here we analyze the effects that climatic changes through last ice age had on the potential distributions and extinction risk dynamics of two extinct species of South American giant ground sloths,Expand
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Paleoecology of the Serengeti during the Oldowan-Acheulean transition at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: The mammal and fish evidence.
Eight years of excavation work by the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP) has produced a rich vertebrate fauna from several sites within Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Study ofExpand
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Were the Late Pleistocene climatic changes responsible for the disappearance of the European spotted hyena populations? Hindcasting a species geographic distribution across time
This article examines the role of the Late Pleistocene climatic changes in the disappearance of the European populations of spotted hyenas. A species distribution model was built using both currentExpand
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