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Paper on maximum size of mammals receives wide coverage

Nov. 29, 2010



Writer: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Contact: John Gittleman, ecohead@uga.edu


The findings of the paper “The evolution of maximum body size of terrestrial mammals,” co-authored by Odum School of Ecology dean John Gittleman and postdoctoral researcher Patrick Stephens and recently published in the journal Science, has received coverage in over 100 news outlets in the U.S. and internationally, including the New York Times, USA Today, and the BBC. A sampling is below.

Dead dinosaurs = bigger mammals: Science article
11/26/2010, Yahoo! Canada, View article

Dead dinosaurs = much bigger mammals
11/25/2010, Metro Canada Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Yahoo! Canada, View article

Dead dinosaurs made way for much bigger mammals
11/25/2010, Metro Canada Online, View article

Demise of dinos led to bigger beasts
11/26/2010, Drogheda Independent, View article; 11/26/2010, Irish Independent, View article

Dino deaths spurred mammal boom, say researchers
11/25/2010, Calgary Sun - Online, The, View article

Dino Demise Led to Evolutionary Explosion of Huge Mammals
11/25/2010, Yahoo! News, View article

Dino extinction made mammals grow '1000 times bigger'
11/26/2010, AndhraNews.net, View article; 11/26/2010, Asian News International; 11/26/2010, Hindustan Times; 11/26/2010, Newstrack India, View article; 11/26/2010, Sify, View article; 11/26/2010, Smashits.com, View article; 11/26/2010, Topnews.in, View article; 11/26/2010, Yahoo! India, View article

Dinosaur demise allowed mammals to 'go nuts'
11/26/2010, BBC News Science and Environment, View article

Dinosaur die-off paved way for big mammals
11/26/2010, Chronicle Herald, The, View article

Dinosaur extinction led to mammal growth
11/25/2010, Brisbane Times, View article; 11/25/2010, Melbourne Age, View article; 11/25/2010, Nine MSN, View article; 11/25/2010, Sydney Morning Herald, View article; 11/25/2010, World News Australia, View article; 11/25/2010, Yahoo! News Australia, View article; 11/25/2010, Yahoo!Xtra, View article; 11/26/2010, New Zealand Press Association

Extinction of dinosaurs 'led to mammals growing 1000 times bigger so they could eat all of the extra food'
11/26/2010, Mail Online UK, View article

Giant mammals once ruled the earth
11/26/2010, USA Today, View article

Giants among us: Paper explores evolution of the world’s largest mammals
11/25/2010, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Science Blog, View article; 11/25/2010, e! Science News, View article; EurekAlert!, View article; 11/26/2010, NewsGuide, View article

How mammals got big
11/26/2010, IAfrica.com, View article

How mammals got big after dinosaurs
11/25/2010, News24.com, View article

How mammals got big in a post-dinosaur world
11/25/2010, Breitbart.com's Big Hollywood, View article; 11/25/2010, France24, View article; 11/25/2010, Khaleej Times, View article; 11/25/2010, Yahoo! News, View article

How mammals got big, post-dinosaurs
11/25/2010, Straits Times, View article

How the demise of the dinosaurs led to super-sized mammals
11/25/2010, The Independent, View article

Mammal Growth Spurt After Dinosaurs Died
11/29/2010, The New York Times, View article

Mammals bulked up after dinos died: Study
11/25/2010, Gazette (Montreal) - Online, The, View article; 11/26/2010, Global Lethbridge (CISA-TV) - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Global TV - Online, View article

Mammals got 1,000 times bigger after dinosaurs
11/25/2010, cbc.ca, View article; 11/25/2010, Sympatico, View article; 11/25/2010, Yahoo! Canada, View article

Mammals 'grew after dinosaurs died'
11/25/2010, Virgin Media, View article

Mammals Grew Big After Dinosaurs Died Off: Analysis
11/25/2010, Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Everyday Health, View article; 11/25/2010, HealthScout, View article; 11/25/2010, msn.com, View article; 11/25/2010, National Women's Health Information Center, View article; 11/25/2010, U.S. News & World Report - Online, View article

Mammals grew huge after dinosaurs' extinction
11/26/2010, ITN, View article; 11/25/2010, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, View article

Scientists say extinction of dinosaurs paved way for large mammals
11/25/2010, Alaska Highway News, View article; 11/25/2010, Canadaeast.com, View article; 11/26/2010, CFFR-AM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CFFR-AM - Online, View article; 11/26/2010, CHNI-FM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Chronicle-Journal, View article; 11/26/2010, CIWW-AM (1310 News), View article; 11/25/2010, CJET-FM (JACK FM) - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CKGL-AM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CKNI-FM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CKWX-AM (News 1130) - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CKWX-AM (News 1130) - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Dawson Creek Daily News - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Estevan Lifestyles, View article; 11/26/2010, Estevan Mercury, View article; 11/25/2010, Kamloops Daily News - Online, View article; 11/26/2010, Prince George Citizen, The, View article; 11/25/2010, Rocky Mountain Outlook, View article; 11/25/2010, Rocky View Weekly, View article; 11/25/2010, Squamish Chief - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Sympatico, View article; 11/26/2010, Thompson Citizen - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Waterloo Region Record - Online, The, View article; 11/26/2010, Whistler Question - Online, View article; 11/26/2010, Yorkton This Week & Enterprise, View article

Scientists say extinction of dinosaurs resulted in bigger mammals
11/25/2010, Canadaeast.com, View article; 11/25/2010, CFPL-AM (Radio 98) - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CHED-AM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CHQR-AM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Chronicle-Journal, View article; 11/25/2010, CISN-FM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CJBK-AM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CJOB-AM (Superstation) - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CJXY-FM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CKFR-AM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, CKNI-FM - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Dawson Creek Daily News - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Estevan Lifestyles, View article; 11/25/2010, Estevan Mercury, View article; 11/25/2010, Evening News, View article; 11/25/2010, Guelph Mercury, The, View article; 11/25/2010, Kamloops Daily News - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Maclean's - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Moose Jaw Times-Herald, View article; 11/25/2010, Prince Albert Daily Herald, View article; 11/25/2010, Rocky Mountain Outlook, View article; 11/25/2010, Rocky View Weekly, View article; 11/25/2010, Sackville Tribune Post, View article; 11/25/2010, Squamish Chief - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Telegram - Online, The, View article; 11/25/2010, Whistler Question - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Whistler Question - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, Winnipeg Free Press - Online, The, View article

Size of mammals exploded after dinosaur extinction
11/26/2010, Biology News, View article; 11/25/2010, Bioscience Technology - Online, View article; 11/25/2010, e! Science News, View article; 11/25/2010, EurekAlert!, View article; 11/26/2010, NewsGuide, View article; 11/25/2010, PhysOrg.com, View article; 11/25/2010, R&D Magazine, View article; 11/25/2010, Science Blog, View article; 11/26/2010, Scientific Computing & Instrumentation, View article

'Size of mammals grew dramatically after dinosaur extinction'
11/26/2010, Express India, View article; 11/26/2010, Indian Express, View article; 11/26/2010, MSN.co.in, View article

Study: Mammals became 1,000 times bigger after dinosaurs expired
11/26/2010, Batangas Today, View article

Why mammals grew big - and then stopped
11/25/2010, New Scientist, View article

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