Ecological Change, Range Fluctuations and Population Dynamics during the Pleistocene

  title={Ecological Change, Range Fluctuations and Population Dynamics during the Pleistocene},
  author={Michael Hofreiter and John N. Stewart},
  journal={Current Biology},
Apart from the current human-induced climate change, the Holocene is notable for its stable climate. In contrast, the preceding age, the Pleistocene, was a time of intensive climatic fluctuations, with temperature changes of up to 15 degrees C occurring within a few decades. These climatic changes have substantially influenced both animal and plant populations. Until recently, the prevailing opinion about the effect of these climatic fluctuations on species in Europe was that populations… CONTINUE READING
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