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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Recent radiocarbon dating and population modeling suggests that their disappearance occurred within years of first human arrival. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Anthropocenf are commenting using your Twitter account.

How humans drive speciation as well as extinction. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: Showing of 2 references. Allentoft, Christopher Jacomb, Charlotte L.

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The consequences of defaunation From Dirzo et al. Calculations suggest that the current rates of extinction are — defaination above normal, or background levels. A Review of Plastic-Associated Pressures: Particularly, human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change.

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Although anthropogenic climate change is playing a growing role, the primary drivers of modern extinctions seem to be habitat loss, human predation, and introduced species Briggs, From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

The same drivers that contributed to ancient megafaunal and island extinctions.

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JoyceRobert R. Nature Communications; 5: Citations Publications citing dwfaunation paper. Pygmy hippos, giant tortoises, and large lemurs went extinct due to human hunting or habitat disturbance.

Twenty-million-year relationship between mammalian diversity and primary productivity. Vertebrates Search for additional papers on this topic. Rodolfo Dirzo et al.


Defaunation in the Anthropocene

Anthropic Event is however not a word I came up with, I heard it from a friend in a conversation. Aquatic biodiversity in forests: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Graham Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences….

Global population declines in mammals and birds From Dirzo et al. The term defaunation was created to designate the declining of top predators and herbivores triggered by human activity, that results in a lack of agents that control the components of the ecosystems vegetation.

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Topics Discussed in This Paper. Approaching human-animal relationships from multiple angles: