Ryan J. Haupt

Ryan J. Haupt

Apr 23, 2016

Group 6 Copy 283
-1
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

Saving the most endangered seabird in the Americas

Seven years of intense field monitoring and automated recordings, showed us which factors negatively impact...

What environmental factors control lichen form throughout the redwood canopy?

High up in California's coast redwoods, lichens vary in reproductive form throughout the canopy. The species...

Why do tiger sharks swim up and down the water column? – An up-close view of their vertical movements

Tiger sharks are among the strangest behaving sharks in our oceans. They eat everything from turtles to car...

Backer Badge Funded