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Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions

Boivin, Nicole; Zeder, Melinda; Fuller, Dorian; Crowther, Alison; Larson, Greger; Erlandson, Jon; Denham, Timothy; Petraglia, Michael


The exhibition of increasingly intensive and complex niche construction behaviors through time is a key feature of human evolution, culminating in the advanced capacity for ecosystem engineering exhibited by Homo sapiens. A crucial outcome of such behaviors has been the dramatic reshaping of the global biosphere, a transformation whose early origins are increasingly apparent from cumulative archaeological and paleoecological datasets. Such data suggest that, by the Late Pleistocene, humans had...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1525200113
Access Rights: Open Access


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