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Reorganization of surviving mammal communities after the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction

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dc.contributor.author Toth, Aniko B. en
dc.contributor.author Lyons, S. Kathleen en
dc.contributor.author Barr, W. Andrew en
dc.contributor.author Behrensmeyer, Anna K. en
dc.contributor.author Blois, Jessica L. en
dc.contributor.author Bobe, Rene en
dc.contributor.author Davis, Matt en
dc.contributor.author Du, Andrew en
dc.contributor.author Eronen, Jussi T. en
dc.contributor.author Faith, J. Tyler en
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Danielle en
dc.contributor.author Gotelli, Nicholas J. en
dc.contributor.author Graves, Gary R. en
dc.contributor.author Jukar, Advait M. en
dc.contributor.author Miller, Joshua H. en
dc.contributor.author Pineda-Munoz, Silvia en
dc.contributor.author Soul, Laura C. en
dc.contributor.author Villasenor, Amelia en
dc.contributor.author Alroy, John en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-19T02:03:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-19T02:03:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Toth, Aniko B., Lyons, S. Kathleen, Barr, W. Andrew, Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Blois, Jessica L., Bobe, Rene, Davis, Matt, Du, Andrew, Eronen, Jussi T., Faith, J. Tyler, Fraser, Danielle, Gotelli, Nicholas J., Graves, Gary R., Jukar, Advait M., Miller, Joshua H., Pineda-Munoz, Silvia, Soul, Laura C., Villasenor, Amelia, and Alroy, John. 2019. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/99111">Reorganization of surviving mammal communities after the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction</a>." <em>Science</em> 365 (6459):1305. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw1605">https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw1605</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/99111
dc.description.abstract Large mammals are at high risk of extinction globally. To understand the consequences of their demise for community assembly, we tracked community structure through the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in North America. We decomposed the effects of biotic and abiotic factors by analyzing co-occurrence within the mutual ranges of species pairs. Although shifting climate drove an increase in niche overlap, co-occurrence decreased, signaling shifts in biotic interactions. Furthermore, the effect of abiotic factors on co-occurrence remained constant over time while the effect of biotic factors decreased. Biotic factors apparently played a key role in continental-scale community assembly before the extinctions. Specifically, large mammals likely promoted co-occurrence in the Pleistocene, and their loss contributed to the modern assembly pattern in which co-occurrence frequently falls below random expectations. en
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dc.title Reorganization of surviving mammal communities after the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 152695
dc.identifier.doi 10.1126/science.aaw1605
rft.jtitle Science
rft.volume 365
rft.issue 6459
rft.spage 1305
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Paleobiology en
dc.citation.spage 1305

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