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Pleistocene Megafaunal Collapse, Dung Fungus, and Younger Dryas



New Data Shed Light on Large-Animal Extinction, New 
York Times by Nicholas Wade, November 19, 2009â
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/science/24fauna.html

mystery of the mastodons gets a few big clues, Christian 
Science Monitor, November 19, 2009â
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1120/p02s13-usgn.html

Dung helps reveal why mammoths died out BBC News
by Victoria Gill, November 19, 2009â
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8368485.stm

The paper discussed in the above articles is:

Gill, J. l., J. W. Williams, S. T. Jackson, K. B. Lininger, and G. S. Robinson,
2009, Pleistocene Megafaunal Collapse, Novel Plant Communities, and
Enhanced Fire Regimes in North America. Science. vol. 326, no. 5956, 
pp. 1100 - 1103. DOI: 10.1126/science.1179504

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/326/5956/1100

Yours,

Paul Heinrich