Ryan J. Haupt

Ryan J. Haupt

Apr 18, 2016

Group 6 Copy 41
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    It’s well established: tree sloths are weird. So we can assume that extinct ground sloths were weird too. Studying sloths is tough because it’s hard/impossible to observe their behaviors, yet knowing their (paleo)ecology is important for conservation and interpreting paleoecosystems. Our project will use stable isotopes as a proxy for diet/habitat thus eschewing direct observation. This serves two goals: a better grasp of sloth ecology and a metric for applying these techniques to fossil sloths.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Can we safely recycle human waste in a developing country?

    The project includes construction of 80 household latrines in two Honduran communities. In the pilot we are...

    Dogs, Cats, and Scats: Saving Jaguars, One Poop at a Time

    The goal of our project is to improve connectivity of jaguar habitat in southern Mexico, an area of highly threatened...

    Where did the non-native UK midwife toad populations come from?

    The midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) is an alien species, first introduced to the UK over 100 years ago. It...

    Backer Badge Funded