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2013-03-21 08:24:56

MELBOURNE, Fla., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A National Science Foundation grant of $405,000 will fund Mark Bush and biological sciences graduate students on summer field research explorations to Brazil, Peru, and Panama over the next three years. Their megafauna extinction research will explore the cause of the largest recent mass extinction of large mammals. The extinction event occurred between 15,000 and 9,000 years ago--a time of rapid warming at the end of the last Ice Age...

2010-11-13 06:50:00

Historical ecology of the Andes indicates desert-like setting on the horizon Catastrophic drought is on the near-term horizon for the capital city of Bolivia, according to new research into the historical ecology of the Andes. If temperatures rise more than 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius (3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit) above those of modern times, parts of Peru and Bolivia will become a desert-like setting. The change would be disastrous for the water supply and agricultural capacity of the two million...