The open-access journal Quaternary has launched a new special issue entitled ‘Advances in Quaternary studies: the contribution of mammalian fossil record’ edited by Prof. Maria Rita Palombo, from the Sapienza University of Rome. Submissions are open until May 31, 2018.
This special issue aims to present the state-of-the-art and the diversity within the field, the most advanced research on fauna dynamics with the purpose of evaluating the significance of the species responses to Quaternary climatic changes, and comparing evolutionary scenarios during time and across space. Deciphering the complex network of mechanisms driving fauna evolution, likewise, is of crucial relevance to understand the actual meaning of the so-called sixth mass extinction, and to plan appropriate actions for biodiversity conservation in view of the ongoing climate warming. The Special Issue allows for stretching our imagination beyond the present, and collects insights into the Earth’s ecosystems future scenario through a lesson from the past.
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