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The impact of climate change on the structure of Pleistocene food webs across the mammoth steppe

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2013

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Yeakel, Justin D., Guimarães, Paulo R., Bocherens, Hervé, and Koch, Paul L., 2013, The impact of climate change on the structure of Pleistocene food webs across the mammoth steppe: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, v. 280, no. 1762.

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Species interactions form food webs, impacting community structure and, potentially, ecological dynamics. It is likely that global climatic perturbations that occur over long periods of time have a significant influence on species interaction patterns. Here, we integrate stable isotope analysis and network theory to reconstruct patterns of trophic interactions for six independent mammalian communities that inhabited mammoth steppe environments spanning western Europe to eastern Alaska (Beringia) during the Late Pleistocene. We use a Bayesian mixing model to quantify the contribution of prey to the diets of local predators, and assess how the structure of trophic interactions changed across space and the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1098/rspb.2013.0239

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