Dr. Alexandra Zachwieja Publishes Paleoecology Article on Human Land Preferences
Author: | October 20, 2020
Dr. Alexandra Zachwieja, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, co-authored an article titled, "Understanding Late Pleistocene human land preference using ecological niche models in an Australasian test case," recently published in the journal Quaternary International. This paper modeling paleoecological human land preference is the first to include a living component of an ecosystem -- competition between humans and other carnivores. This research has applications to increase the success rate of human fossil survey in mainland Southeast Asia and unpack the deep-time relationship of humans and global climate change.