This project explores the expansion of modern humans into island environments globally to test theories about the causes of species extinctions and extirpations in these unique ecosystems. This effort is overseen by a steering committee and we have established a network of regional and taxa specific experts to oversee data gathering.
Andrea Kay, Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Torben Rick, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Scott Fitzpatrick, Department of Anthropology and Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon
Jon Erlandson, Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
Alexis Mychajliw, Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology & Microbiome Research, University of Oklahoma and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Samuel Turvey, Zoological Society of London
Nicole Boivin, Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
If you are interested in contributing to the research of the Island Extinctions Network, please contact Andrea Kay or Nicole Boivin at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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