Paleozoology in the service of conservation biology


  • R. Lee Lyman

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    • R. Lee Lyman became interested in the utility of paleozoological data to conservation biology in the middle 1980s, when he was studying the morphometry of the prehistoric sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. That interest expanded with his examination, in the late 1980s, of the controversy regarding the exotic or native status of mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) in Olympic National Park. Together with Ken Cannon, Lyman recently edited the volume Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology.