Modern Extinction

Abstract

Since the last ice age the number of individuals of many species of animals and plants have declined, often to zero. The losses reflect environmental changes caused both naturally and by humans.

Keywords: extinction; Homo sapiens; biodiversity; environment

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Boulter, M(Mar 2003) Modern Extinction. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001658]