Prehistoric bat extinctions in the Bahamas – if not climate, then…?

A recent paper in Scientific Reports (LINK to .pdf) examines the timing and cause of a major extinction event in the Caribbean. From the looks of the evidence presented in this paper, humans might be the culprit, not rising seas. Some of the samples used in this study were collected right on Abaco!

This U. Florida brief does a decent job of summarizing the research:  UF Press Release

For information on extant bats of The Bahamas check out this pamphlet:  Bats are cool! 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2015-01-23T13:40:08-05:00 January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Climate Change, Global change, Haiti|0 Comments

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Sean Giery
I am an evolutionary ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. My research investigates how basic ecological interactions control fundamental biological processes such as sexual selection, communication, and predation.

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