Reconstructing History Through Fossils

Bahamas caracara skull from the 2007 PNAS publication









One of the highlights of ASAC will surely be Dave Steadman’s and Nancy
Albury’s update on the fossil reconstructions of Bahamas biology thousands
of years ago.  I think they are going to present some of the evidence
outlining the actual structure of food webs 10,000 years ago.
Incredible how this can be done.  Here are links to one of their original
papers on the fossils from blue holes, as well as one of the original
articles in National Geographic.   Nancy will be posting some of their
new findings on the site soon.

By | 2017-12-01T14:05:37-05:00 December 23rd, 2011|Categories: Birds, Blue Holes, Caves, Fossils, herpetology|0 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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