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Megafauna as a nutrient pump

The end of the Pleistocene epoch saw the extinction of large-bodied herbivores around the world. Numerical modelling suggests that continental-scale effects of this extinction on nutrient transport are ongoing.

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Figure 1: The megafauna of South America.



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Daufresne, T. Megafauna as a nutrient pump. Nature Geosci 6, 679–680 (2013).

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