Tag Archives: Climate
Tropical climate in West Pacific during the Pleistocene
This paper may interest you
Shrinking horses and climate change
Evolution of the Earliest Horses Driven by Climate Change in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
Ross Secord, Jonathan I. Bloch, Stephen G. B. Chester, Doug M. Boyer, Aaron R. Wood, Scott L. Wing, Mary J. Kraus, Francesca A. McInerney, John Krigbaum
Body size plays a critical role in mammalian ecology and physiology. Previous research has shown that many mammals became smaller during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), but the timing and magnitude of that change relative to climate change have been unclear. A high-resolution record of continental climate and equid body size change shows a directional size decrease of ~30% over the first ~130,000 years of the PETM, followed by a ~76% increase in the recovery phase of the PETM. These size changes are negatively correlated with temperature inferred from oxygen isotopes in mammal teeth and were probably driven by shifts in temperature and possibly high atmospheric CO2 concentrations. These findings could be important for understanding mammalian evolutionary responses to future global warming.
Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation
You can find a very complete article in PNAS about the evolution of climate since the last deglaciation
Kurtén Club 26.4.
At next week’s Kurtén club meeting, Tuesday 26.4., Elodie Renvoise will talk about her new results in a presentation titled:
“Does climate shape tooth morphology in voles?”
Time & Loc.:
16.00, 26.4.2011, C108 Physicum
Kurtén Club 27.4.
today, Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi will give a talk about
The Miocene of Western Asia; fossil mammals at the crossroad of faunal provinces and climate regimes
Time & Loc.:
16.00, 27.4.2010, C108 (Physicum)