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Research Article

Climate Change, Humans, and the Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth

  • David Nogués-Bravo mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: davidnogues@mncn.csic.es

    Affiliation: Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

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  • Jesús Rodríguez,

    Affiliation: National Research Center on Human Evolution, Centro Nacional De Investigación Sobre La Evolución Humana, Burgos, Spain

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  • Joaquín Hortal,

    Affiliation: Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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  • Persaram Batra,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environment, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Miguel B Araújo

    Affiliation: Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

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  • Published: April 01, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060079

About the Authors

David Nogués-Bravo, Miguel B Araújo
Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain
Jesús Rodríguez
National Research Center on Human Evolution, Centro Nacional De Investigación Sobre La Evolución Humana, Burgos, Spain
Joaquín Hortal
Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Persaram Batra
Department of Earth and Environment, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: davidnogues@mncn.csic.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DNB conceived the manuscript. DNB and JR designed the experiments and analyzed the data. PB worked on the paleoclimatic data. All authors discussed the methods, results, and commented on the manuscript. DNB wrote the final version of the manuscript.