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Megafauna Ecosystem Ecology from the Deep Prehistory to a Human-Dominated Future

Carlsberg Foundation “Semper Ardens” Research Project

News and Publications

19.12.2018 Rasmus Ø. Pedersen PhD defence "How mammals shape the world"

01.11.2018 The Bison Returns to the Great American Plains. Article in the Smithsonian with map from the PHYLACINE project

15.10.2018 Paper in PNAS by Matt Davis: Mammal diversity will take millions of years to recover from the current biodiversity crisis 

28.09.2018 Jens-Chr Svenning features in National Geographic talking about escaped cocaine Hippos in Colombia

01.07.2018 The Phylogenetic Atlas of Mammal Macroecology ... in ECOLOGY

29.06.2018 Research article in OIKOS by Isabelle Boulangeat et al.

13.06.2018 New Publication: To adapt or go extinct

06.06.2018 Research Paper in Biological Reviews by the Ecoinformatics MegaPast2Future team

17.04.2018 New paper by Schweiger and Svenning on Dung beetles and megafauna

15.12.2017 Master's student Line Bøgelund Bang in Kenya (Article in Danish)  

01.10.2017 Article by Jens-Christian Svenning in THE CARLSBERG FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL REVIEW 

04.08.2017 The importance of National Parks. Article on Videnskab.dk

20.07.2017 Videnskab.dk interview (in Danish) w. Jens-Christian Svenning on the sixth mass extinction 

10.07.2017 "New predators in Denmark!" Interview on Videnskab.dk by Jens-Christian Svenning (in Danish)

08.06.2017 "Hvordan ville verden være uden mennesker?" Comment (in Danish) by Jens-Christian Svenning 

15.05.2017 Videnskab.dk interview w. Jens-Christian Svenning on the lack of mega fauna in Denmark (in Danish)

01.05.2017 PostDoc Matt Davis won the George Gaylord Simpson Prize at Yale University

17.03.2017 Trophic rewilding – background, South American context, and open questions (J.-C. Svenning, Conservation Land Trust–Argentina, Rincon del Socorro, Argentina, 2017) 

14.03.2017 Trophic rewilding – background, South American context, and open questions (J.-C. Svenning, IBONE, CONICET, Corrientes, Argentina, 2017)

10.03.2017 The long-term base-line for Danish nature (J.-C. Svenning, Dansk Flora & Vegetation, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, 2017)  

01.03.2017 One day symposium, Megafauna: Learning from the past to build a sustainable future. May 3, 2017

13.02.2017 Start-up of MegaPast intern Gerard Sanz Fulladosa

02.02.2017 Invited lecture: A deep-time perspective on ecosystems and rewilding in the Mediterranean region (J.-C. Svenning, XIV MEDECOS & XIII AEET meeting, Sevilla, 2017)

01.02.2017 Two new MegaPast PhD students start-up Michael Munk and Emilio Berti

26.01.2017 Hvorfor forsvandt megafaunaen? (J.-C. Svenning, Folkeunivesitetet)

25.01.2017 Videnskab.dk interview w. Jens-Christian Svenning on The Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative (in Danish)

12.01.2017 Press release: Skeletons from the Ice Age provide knowledge about endangered species

11.01.2017 New publication: What North America's skeleton crew of megafauna tells us about community disassembly 

18.12.2016 2-yr postdoc on "Evolution of functional diversity in mammals"

26.11.2016 Release the horses. Rewilding in Denmark. Jens-Christian Svenning participates as advisory board member 

08.11.2016 iDiv Annual Conference 2016 in Leipzig. Jens-Christian Svenning participated in the sREAL working group on rewilding organised by prof. Henrique Pereira.

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03.11.2016 Science teacher day. Jens-Christian Svenning gave a talk about the disapearing and possible return of large animals In Danish

03.11.2016 Lecture in Danish by Jens-Christian Svenning. What used to be normal - the extinction of large animals. Held at the Young Scientists association (Ungdommens Naturvidenskabelige forening - UNF)

27.06.2016 News article in Danish news paper Jyllandsposten about rewilding in Denmark

22.06.2016 Could bringing back camels ‘rewild’ the American West? Article in The Washington Post. MegaPast2Future paper being mentioned 

21.06.2016 Videnskab.dk article in Danish about Islands and body size

11.05.2016 News site on Aarhus University website mentioning MegaPast2Future as recipient of Carlsberg Grant