The impact of the megafauna extinctions on savanna woody cover in South America

@article{Doughty2016TheIO,
  title={The impact of the megafauna extinctions on savanna woody cover in South America},
  author={Christopher E. Doughty and S{\o}ren Faurby and Jens‐Christian Svenning},
  journal={Ecography},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={213-222}
}
Has land surface cover in South America been impacted by the loss of most large herbivores following the severe Pleistocene and Early Holocene megafauna extinctions on this continent? Here, we estimate how mean savanna woody biomass may have changed in the Americas following these extinctions by creating an empirical model to understand how large herbivores impact savanna woody biomass. To create this empirical model, we combine a large recently published dataset of savanna woody cover from… 

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