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New HISTFUNC paper in Nature Climate Change:

Ordonez et al. 2016 - Mapping climatic mechanisms likely to favour the emergence of novel communities

HISTFUNC symposium at the 2015 ESA annual meeting: 

New Perspectives for Ecology during the Anthropocene: New Paradigms, Technologies and Collaborations

Popular article by Jens-Christian Svenning in Danish online science magazine Videnskab.dk

"Mennesket udryddede alle de store dyr på Jorden"

New Paper: Sandom et al. 2014

Global late Quaternary megafauna extinctions linked to humans, not climate change

Paper published: Kissling et al. 2014 

Establishing macroecological trait datasets: digitalisation, extrapolation and validation of diet preferences in terrestrial mammals worldwide ... in Ecology and Evolution 

News site from Discovery news ...

and Jens Christian Svenning interviewed for DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) website,  ... dr.dk/viden (in danish) ... about paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 3rd, 2014

Humans, not climate, to blame for Ice Age-era disappearance of large mammals, study concludes

Researchers at Aarhus University have carried out the first global analysis of the extinction of large animals.
A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the course of the last 100,000 years.

Large Mammals Were the Architects in Prehistoric Ecosystems

HISTFUNC Researchers demonstrate in a study that the large grazers and browsers of the past created a mosaic of varied landscapes consisting of closed and semi-closed forests and parkland

The study was published March 3, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:


Full Article:

Sandom et al. 2014
High herbivore density associated with vegetation diversity in interglacial ecosystems
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Researches predict a greener Greenland

In 2100, a warmer climate will allow the growth of trees and bushes in large parts of Greenland that are currently ice-free. This will mean both risks and opportunities for the Greenlanders, according to a new analysis led by researchers from Aarhus University.

Disequilibrium vegetation dynamics under future climate change

Near-future climate changes are likely to elicit major vegetation changes. Disequilibrium dynamics, which occur when vegetation comes out of equilibrium with climate, are potentially a key facet of these. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for making accurate predictions, informing conservation planning, and understanding likely changes in ecosystem function on time scales relevant to society. However, many predictive studies have instead focused on equilibrium end-points with little consideration of the transient trajectories.

  • Science Daily talks to Jens Christian Svenning about climate change, adaptation and disequilibrium in plant communities ... Science Daily

  • RedOrbit.com - Climate change article and interview with Jens Christian Svenning on RedOrbit.com, a large world wide internet destination for space, science, health, and technology ... RedOrbit.com