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Late Holocene human-induced modifications to a central Polynesian island ecosystem.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
A 7000-year-long sequence of environmental change during the Holocene has been reconstructed for a central Pacific island (Mangaia, Cook Islands). The research design used geomorphological and…
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This review concludes that in some areas and time periods, environmental change led to long-term negative consequences for regional human populations, whereas in otland, such changes have a much longer history.
■ Abstract Although human-induced changes to the global environment and natural biotic resources, collectively labeled “global change” and the “biodiversity crisis,” have accelerated with…
A B S T R A C T Island ecosystems and peoples face uncertain futures in the wake of predicted climate change, sea level rise, and habitat alteration in the decades and centuries to come.…
A 4.3 m-long peat sequence from the shore of Lake Tiriara, Mangaia, Cook Islands, was analyzed using an ITRAX core scanner equipped with a magnetic susceptibility meter. Variations in the elemental…
Abstract New Zealand was the last major landmass in the world to be colonised by people. Despite the short time-depth of human presence in the country there is ongoing debate about the date of…
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SUMMARY In the face of environmental uncertainty due to anthropogenic climate change, islands are at the front lines of global change, threatened by sea level rise, habitat alteration, extinctions…
In the face of environmental uncertainty due to anthropogenic climate change, islands are at the front lines of global change, threatened by sea level rise, habitat alteration, extinctions and…
An innovative, proactive conservation strategy is needed not only to prevent further extinctions of birds in Oceania, but also to restart evolution of some of the lineages that have suffered the most loss, such as flightless rails.
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Radiocarbon dates on distinctive rat-gnawed seeds and rat bones show that the Pacific rat was introduced to both main islands of New Zealand ≈1280 A.D., a millennium later than previously assumed, implying there was no long period of invisibility in either the archaeological or palaeoecological records.
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A suite of 23 14C age determinations, from a well-stratified rockshelter and from 3 pollen cores on Mangaia Island is reported. The rockshelter has yielded significant evidence for avifaunal…
What caused the extinction of so many animals at or near the end of the Pleistocene? Was it overkill by human hunters, the result of a major climatic change or was it just a part of some massive…
Preface 1. Introduction Part I. Foundation: 2. Polynesian societies and ecosystems 3. Ancestral Polynesia Part II. Process: 4. Dispersal, colonization, and adaptation 5. The demographic factor 6.…
Preface to the Princeton Landmarks in Biology Edition vii Preface xi Symbols Used xiii 1. The Importance of Islands 3 2. Area and Number of Speicies 8 3. Further Explanations of the Area-Diversity…
A myth-shattering study of the enigmatic Easter Island civilization uses new archeological evidence to unlock the mysteries of the island's massive effig and its bizarre "birdman" cult. By the author…
As a byproduct of the 1989 Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future held in Washington D.C. the aim of this work is to present the current state of scientific knowledge about changes in the…
Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. Yet understanding the human side--human causes of and responses to environmental change--has not yet…
Vol I: introduction to the first voyage note on Polynesian history textual introduction subordinate manuscript sources - Cook's log, other logs and journals, civilians' journals the printed sources…
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