Bat and bird poo can tell you a lot about ancient landscapes in Southeast Asia

Wurster, Chris, and Bird, Michael (2019) Bat and bird poo can tell you a lot about ancient landscapes in Southeast Asia. The Conversation.

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Abstract

The islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java were once part of a much larger landmass connected to Asia called Sundaland. But there are some species that are unique to each island today – such as the two species of orangutan – so in research, published today in Scientific Reports, we looked at what could have kept them apart. And that involves looking at ancient poo samples.

Item ID: 58169
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Archeology; Birds; Bats; Caves; poo; Excrement; Sundaland; Poop
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Funders: National Geographic Society (NGS), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 02:15
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040606 Quaternary Environments @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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