Evidence for drought and forest declines during the recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar

@article{VirahSawmy2010EvidenceFD,
  title={Evidence for drought and forest declines during the recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar},
  author={Malika Virah-Sawmy and Kathy J Willis and Lindsey Gillson},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  year={2010},
  volume={37}
}
Aim  There remains some uncertainty concerning the causes of extinctions of Madagascar’s megafauna. One hypothesis is that they were caused by over‐hunting by humans. A second hypothesis is that their extinction was caused by both environmental change and hunting. This paper systematically addresses the second hypothesis through examination of two new pollen records from south‐eastern Madagascar alongside other published records across the island. 
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