R.E. Dewar's scientific contributions

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Article
Outlines the evidence concerning 1) geographical and chronological patterns of extinction and 2) the chronology and nature of human occupation of the island. Examines competing hypotheses about the relationships between these phenomena, and finally presents a revised model of the human role in Malagasy extinctions, where it is argued that ecologica...

Citations

... Extremely little is known of the evolutionary history of Madagascar's giant elephant birds. The island's Cenozoic terrestrial vertebrate record is notoriously poor, and thus far all fossil finds are restricted to the last 80,000 years [404][405][406]. What little we do know comes from subfossil bones and eggshells, the latter of which are extremely abundant in some areas. ...