Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions

  title={Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions},
  author={M. Galetti and M. Mol{\'e}on and P. Jordano and M. M. Pires and P. Guimaraes and T. Pape and E. Nichols and Dennis M. Hansen and J. M. Olesen and M. Munk and J. S. de Mattos and A. Schweiger and N. Owen-Smith and C. Johnson and R. J. Marquis and J. Svenning},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • M. Galetti, M. Moléon, +13 authors J. Svenning
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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