A note on predator-prey dynamics in radiocarbon datasets

Nimrod Marom, Uri Wolkowski

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Predator-prey interactions have been a central theme in population ecology for the past century, but real-world data sets only exist for recent, relatively short (<100 years) time spans. This limits our ability to study centennial/millennial-scale predator-prey dynamics. We propose that regional radiocarbon databases can be used to reconstruct a signal of predator-prey population dynamics in deep time, overcoming this limitation. We support our argument with examples from Pleistocene Beringia and the Holocene Judean Desert.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere29
JournalPeer Community Journal
StatePublished - 2024

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics


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