Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Humans arrive, other mammals shrink

Posted 27 Sep 2018 / 0

Scientific AmericanMammals Shrink When Humans Migrate In

2018 SciAm (Shrinking Mammals)

Another really cool infographic from Scientific American. What I really find interesting here is the difference between the recent arrival of humans (Australia, the Americas) and places where humans just innovated culturally (Africa, Eurasia). Those large mammals species that coevolved with our emergence as a highly-cultural species seem to have been able to endure our cultural evolution than those encountered us naive to both our behavioral and cultural adaptations.

A Minor Post, Anthropogenic Change, Articles, Conservation Biology, Evolution, Extinction, Human Evolution, Mammals, Natural Selection

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