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Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions

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The exhibition of increasingly intensive and complex niche construction behaviors through time is a key feature of human evolution, culminating in the advanced capacity for ecosystem engineering exhibited by Homo sapiens. A crucial outcome of such behaviors has been the dramatic reshaping of the global biosphere, a transformation whose early origins are increasingly apparent from cumulative archaeological and paleoecological datasets. Such data suggest that, by the Late Pleistocene, humans ha...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1073/pnas.1525200113

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Institute
Boivin, NL More by this author
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National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA Journal website
Volume:
113
Issue:
23
Pages:
6388–6396
Publication date:
2016-06-07
Acceptance date:
2016-03-18
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ISSN:
1091-6490
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uuid:64463186-1b2b-4e2b-ad3d-cd2590d757de
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627192
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pubs:627192
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