Mammalian Paleoecology Using the Past to Study the Present /

"This book provides an overview of how we obtain information from long-dead mammals and explains what this information can tell us of relevance to ongoing pressing environmental issues"--

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smith, Felisa A. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Old bones, footprints, and trace evidence of life
  • Taphonomy : putting the dead to work
  • Determining age and context
  • On being the right size
  • Show me your teeth and I will tell you what you are
  • Stable isotopes and the reconstruction of mammalian movement, diet and trophic relationships
  • Non-traditional 'fossils'
  • Reconstructing past climate
  • The past as prologue : the importance of a deeper temporal perspective in climate change research
  • Biodiversity on Earth.