Pleistocene Arctic megafaunal ecological engineering as a natural climate solution?

  title={Pleistocene Arctic megafaunal ecological engineering as a natural climate solution?},
  author={Marc Macias‐Fauria and Paul Jepson and Nikita S. Zimov and Yadvinder S. Malhi},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B},
Natural climate solutions (NCS) in the Arctic hold the potential to be implemented at a scale able to substantially affect the global climate. The strong feedbacks between carbon-rich permafrost, climate and herbivory suggest an NCS consisting of reverting the current wet/moist moss and shrub-dominated tundra and the sparse forest–tundra ecotone to grassland through a guild of large herbivores. Grassland-dominated systems might delay permafrost thaw and reduce carbon emissions—especially in… 

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