All posts tagged with biogeography

Hunting the ghost dogs with camera traps

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Cara Giaimo in the New York Times covers a recent research paper that combines camera trap evidence from across a large swath of the western Amazon to examin...

A look at the glacial lakes of Siberia

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Many readers in North America have heard of Glacial Lake Agassiz, Glacial Lake Missoula, Glacial Lake Bonneville, and many other large bodies of water in Nor...

No Australopithecus boisei from the Afar

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I was reading Scott Simpson and colleagues’ article from March 2014, “The female Homo pelvis from Gona: Response to Ruff (2010)”, in which they go through re...

Notable: Baboon migration to Arabia

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Notable paper: Kopp GH, Roos C, Butynski TM, Wildman DE, Alagaili AN, Groeneveld LF, Zinner D. (2014). Out of Africa, but how and when? The case of hamadryas...

Across the waters

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Japanese tsunami debris has been arriving on the northwest coast of the United States, carrying exotic Asian marine species along for the ride. Earth magazin...

Bigfoot biogeography

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So a couple of weeks ago, the Journal of Biogeography published a paper arguing that humans and orangutans are sister taxa.

Overstating the obvious

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I’m reading this interesting paper by Joseph Pickrell and colleagues, titled, “Signals of recent positive selection in a worldwide sample of human population...