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Catastrophic mass extinction of birds in Pacific Islands followed arrival of first people, research shows


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Research by Alison Boyer, a research assistant professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an international team studied the extinction rates of nonperching land birds in the Pacific Islands from 700 to 3,500 years ago. The team uncovered the magnitude of the extinctions and insight into how and why human impacts varied across the region.l47cmMdHBDc

 

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