Defaunation in the Anthropocene. Rodolfo Dirzo,1* Hillary S. Young,2 Mauro Galetti,3 Gerardo Ceballos,4. Nick J. B. Isaac,5 Ben Collen6. Defaunation in the Anthropocene. Dirzo, Rodolfo; Young, Hillary S.; Galetti, Mauro; Ceballos, Gerardo; Isaac, Nick J.B.; Collen, Ben. of animal loss, hereafter referred to as the Anthropocene defaunation, is not only a. 43 conspicuous consequence of human impacts on the planet, but also a.

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EstesFrancis H. Humans and urban development mediate the sympatry of competing carnivores Remington J MollJonathon D. Skip im search form Skip to main content. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Global population declines in mammals and birds From Dirzo et al.

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Pygmy hippos, giant tortoises, and large lemurs went extinct due to human hunting or habitat disturbance. Graham Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…. A Review of Plastic-Associated Pressures: Calculations suggest that the current rates of extinction are — times above normal, or background levels.

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Richard Owen stands next to the largest of all moa, Dinornis maximus now D. Aquatic biodiversity in forests: The consequences of defaunation From Dirzo et al.

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Notify me of new comments via email. How humans drive speciation as well as extinction.

Allentoft, Christopher Jacomb, Charlotte L. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The term defaunation was created to designate the declining of top predators and herbivores triggered by human activity, that results in a iin of agents that control the components of the ecosystems vegetation.

Tree diversity of small forest fragments in ecotonal regions: Biodiversity in a Changing Environment: This site uses cookies. Reeves Biodiversity and Conservation Umwelt und Verantwortung KenFM.

Recent radiocarbon dating and population modeling suggests that their disappearance occurred within years of anhropocene human arrival. Citations Publications citing this paper.

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References Publications referenced by this paper. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: Anthropic Event is however not a word I came up with, I heard it from a friend in a tne.


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PenalunaDeanna H. Particularly, human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change.

Another marker for the Anthropocene is the current biodiversity crisis. Showing of extracted citations. The same drivers that contributed to ancient megafaunal and island extinctions.

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