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Quaternary record of aridity and mean annual precipitation based on delta N-15 in ratite and dromornithid eggshells from Lake Eyre, Australia

Newsome, Seth; Miller, Gifford Hubbs; Magee, John; Fogel, Marilyn L


The cause(s) of the late Pleistocene megafauna extinction on the Australian continent remains largely unresolved. Unraveling climatic forcing mechanisms from direct or indirect human agents of ecosystem alteration has proven to be extremely difficult in Australia due to the lack of (1) well-dated vertebrate fossils and (2) paleo-environmental and -ecological records spanning the past approximately 100 ka when regional climatic conditions are known to have significantly varied. We have examined...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2046-5


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