New study highlights valuable tool for studying living and extinct animals

23 septiembre 2015

Findings of a new study could support a number of fields from animal poaching to paleoecology. Researchers report on a mathematical analytical tool that was designed to predict a common elemental signal in surface water — resulting in significant savings compared with traditional field surveys. It is also, they say, effective at predicting values for a wide range of materials, and is in fact most successful when applied to the bones and teeth of mammals.