Millennial-scale faunal record reveals differential resilience of European large mammals to human impacts across the Holocene

@inproceedings{Crees2016MillennialscaleFR,
  title={Millennial-scale faunal record reveals differential resilience of European large mammals to human impacts across the Holocene},
  author={Jennifer J. Crees and Chris Carbone and Robert S. Sommer and Norbert Benecke and Samuel T. Turvey},
  booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2016}
}
The use of short-term indicators for understanding patterns and processes of biodiversity loss can mask longer-term faunal responses to human pressures. We use an extensive database of approximately 18,700 mammalian zooarchaeological records for the last 11,700 years across Europe to reconstruct spatio-temporal dynamics of Holocene range change for 15 large-bodied mammal species. European mammals experienced protracted, non-congruent range losses, with significant declines starting in some… CONTINUE READING
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