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Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1840
Professor
Ian Slater
Semester
Winter

Description
NATS 1840 – Lecture 1 – Anthropomorphic Extinctions in the Late Quarternary Human Impact on the Environment - Green space, pollution, extinction - Causes of extinction, removal of habitat, predators - Evidence for extinction, evidence for causes Martin’s Thesis – Anthropogenic Sources of Extinction - Many large mammals became extinct in the last 50 000 years ( “near time”, Quarternary period) - Approximately half of 200 genera of large mammals (100 lb +) lost - Almost all extinctions of wild animals in last 50,000 anthropogenic - Extinction not only recent, not solely due to advanced science or technology - Human migration to new continents, islands, large and small mammals and birds - “Overkill” thesis, excessive predation, introduction of predators, competitors and di
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