TAG: megafauna extinction
Study finds famous Australian caves are up to 500,000 years older than we thought – and it could help explain a megafauna mystery
South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves is one of the world’s best fossil sites, containing a record spanning more than half a million years. Among the remains preserved in layers of sand are the bones of many iconic Australian megafauna species that became extinct between 48,000 and 37,000 years ago. The reasons for the demise of these […]
Join Ewart Shaw from Radio Adelaide on his show Orbit, as he talks with the Environment Institute’s Dr Frederik Saltre. Dr Saltre takes us back to the days of the megafauna – those almost-mythical Australian creatures that were like up-scaled versions of kangaroos, wombats and emus. The evidence is stacking up that humans were the cause […]
The 8th ACEBB seminar for 2010 is available as a podcast. This week’s topic was “Accounting for uncertainty when estimating Pleistocene megafauna extinction times.” The seminar was presented by Corey Bradshaw, Director of Ecological Modelling with the Environment Institute.