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The use of protected natural areas in palaeoecological analyses: assumptions, limitations and application

Louys, Julien; Travouillon, Kenny; Bassarova, Mina; Tong, Haowen


Fauna lists from nature reserves, game reserves and national parks are commonly used to depict modern fauna communities in synecological studies for the reconstruction of palaeocommunities and palaeoenvironments. This relies on the assumption that the modern fauna lists are truly representative samples of the communities they constitute. This study seeks to identify limitations in the use of such lists and to explore ways to mitigate or address some of the associated problems. We use modern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.06.012


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