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Article Reference L'Homme de Spy en 3D
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Incollection Reference Les néandertaliens du gisement de Spy, Belgique
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Techreport Reference Impressions de visite entre Paléontologie et Anthropologie culturelle
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Proceedings Reference Des Néandertaliens à la troisième caverne de Goyet (Belgique) et leur gestes mortuaires
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Proceedings Reference Inferences on dog domestication - genetic analysis of the most ancient dogs utilizing DNA capture arrays
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Article Reference Serial population extinctions in a small mammal indicate Late Pleistocene ecosystem instability
The Late Pleistocene global extinction of many terrestrial mammal species has been a subject of intensive scientific study for over a century, yet the relative contributions of environmental changes and the global expansion of humans remain unresolved. A defining component of these extinctions is a bias toward large species, with the majority of small-mammal taxa apparently surviving into the present. Here, we investigate the population-level history of a key tundra-specialist small mammal, the collared lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus), to explore whether events during the Late Pleistocene had a discernible effect beyond the large mammal fauna. Using ancient DNA techniques to sample across three sites in North-West Europe, we observe a dramatic reduction in genetic diversity in this species over the last 50,000 y. We further identify a series of extinction-recolonization events, indicating a previously unrecognized instability in Late Pleistocene small-mammal populations, which we link with climatic fluctuations. Our results reveal climate-associated, repeated regional extinctions in a keystone prey species across the Late Pleistocene, a pattern likely to have had an impact on the wider steppe-tundra community, and one that is concordant with environmental change as a major force in structuring Late Pleistocene biodiversity.
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Article Reference Van wolf tot woef
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Article Reference Intra-specific morphological variability in the cave bear Ursus spelaeus (Mammalia, Carnivora, Ursidae) from the Trou du Sureau (Montaigle caves, Belgium) using an outline analysis
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Article Reference Early diversification of seeds and seed-like structures
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Article Reference La nécropole médiévale de Coxyde (Belgique): propos sur la détermination du sexe.
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