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Anatomy of an invasion: the trans-Arctic interchange
When the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia opened about 3.5 Ma during the early Pliocene, cool-temperate and polar marine species were able to move between the North Pacific andExpand
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Evolution and Escalation: An Ecological History of Life
Here is one biologist's interpretation of the chronology of life during the last six hundred million years of earth history: an extended essay that draws on the author's own data and a wide-rangingExpand
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The Mesozoic marine revolution: evidence from snails, predators and grazers
Tertiary and Recent marine gastropods include in their ranks a complement of mechanically sturdy forms unknown in earlier epochs. Open coiling, planispiral coiling, and umbilici detract from shellExpand
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Biogeography and Adaptation: Patterns of Marine Life
1. Climate and Limitations of Form Part 1: Patterns of Adaptation along Gradients 2. Shelled Gastropods 3. Bivalves 4. Sessile Organisms Part 2: Interoceanic Patterns of Adaptation 5. Predation andExpand
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Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere
Localized ecological systems are known to shift abruptly and irreversibly from one state to another when they are forced across critical thresholds. Here we review evidence that the global ecosystemExpand
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A natural history of shells
Geerat Vermeij wrote this "celebration of shells" to share his enthusiasm for these supremely elegant creations and what they can teach us about nature. Most other popular books on shells emphasizeExpand
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EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF NORTHERN HEMISPHERE NUCELLA (GASTROPODA, MURICIDAE): MOLECULAR, MORPHOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND PALEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
By combining data from a variety of sources we explore patterns of evolution and speciation in Nucella, a widely studied genus of shallow‐water marine neogastropods. We present a hypothesis ofExpand
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Don't judge species on their origins
Conservationists should assess organisms on environmental impact rather than on whether they are natives, argue Mark Davis and 18 other ecologists.
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AN AGENDA FOR INVASION BIOLOGY
Here I advocate a comparative and systematic approach in which invasion (the extension of species ranges to areas not previously occupied by that species) is studied from the perspective ofExpand
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When Biotas Meet: Understanding Biotic Interchange
  • G. Vermeij
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 6 September 1991
When the barrier between biotas with long separate histories breaks down, species invade from one biota to the other. Studies of episodes of marine and terrestrial biotic interchange that haveExpand
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