MIOMAPís major goal is to discover what kinds of biotic changes are triggered by climatic or tectonic events, and thereby to:

    • Contribute to evolutionary theory by clarifying the role of environmental changes as a motor of evolution

    • Examine the interplay between habitat fragmentation and faunal turnover to understand the effects of global change

    • Decipher the time scale at which environmental changes are most likely to cause major changes in terrestrial mammalian faunas

Use of this resource in publications should be cited as:
Carrasco, M.A., B.P. Kraatz, E.B. Davis, and A.D. Barnosky. 2005. Miocene Mammal Mapping Project (MIOMAP). University of California Museum of Paleontology