The past and future human impact on mammalian diversity

  title={The past and future human impact on mammalian diversity},
  author={Tobias Andermann and S. Faurby and S. Turvey and A. Antonelli and D. Silvestro},
  journal={Science Advances},
  • Tobias Andermann, S. Faurby, +2 authors D. Silvestro
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science Advances
  • Human driven extinctions of recent past pale in comparison to future predictions, as a major global extinction wave is unfolding. To understand the current biodiversity crisis, it is crucial to determine how humans have affected biodiversity in the past. However, the extent of human involvement in species extinctions from the Late Pleistocene onward remains contentious. Here, we apply Bayesian models to the fossil record to estimate how mammalian extinction rates have changed over the past 126… CONTINUE READING
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