Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions

@article{Galetti2018EcologicalAE,
  title={Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions},
  author={Mauro Galetti and Marcos Mol{\'e}on and Pedro Jordano and Mathias Mistretta Pires and Paulo Roberto Guimar{\~a}es and Thomas Pape and Elizabeth Nichols and Dennis M. Hansen and Jens M. Olesen and Michael Munk and Jacqueline S de Mattos and Andreas H. Schweiger and Norman Owen‐Smith and Christopher N. Johnson and Robert J. Marquis and Jens‐Christian Svenning},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2018},
  volume={93}
}
For hundreds of millions of years, large vertebrates (megafauna) have inhabited most of the ecosystems on our planet. During the late Quaternary, notably during the Late Pleistocene and the early Holocene, Earth experienced a rapid extinction of large, terrestrial vertebrates. While much attention has been paid to understanding the causes of this massive megafauna extinction, less attention has been given to understanding the impacts of loss of megafauna on other organisms with whom they… 

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