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Prehistoric human impact on rainforest biodiversity in highland New Guinea

Haberle, Simon


In the highlands of New Guinea, the development of agriculture as an indigenous innovation during the Early Holocene is considered to have resulted in rapid loss of forest cover, a decrease in forest biodiversity and increased land degradation over thousands of years. But how important is human activity in shaping the diversity of vegetation communities over millennial time-scales? An evaluation of the change in biodiversity of forest habitats through the Late Glacial transition to the present...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2006.1981


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