Hallie J. Sims

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Observed variations in rates of taxonomic diversification have been attributed to a range of factors including biological innovations, ecosystem restructuring, and environmental changes. Before inferring causality of any particular factor, however, it is critical to demonstrate that the observed variation in diversity is significantly greater than that(More)
Partner Organizations Matching funds have been provided by the The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has supported a diversity of NCEAS projects. A new project is designed to identify, map and compare the importance of human impacts on the California Current marine ecosystem. This project partners the University of California with non-governmental(More)
Recommended Citation Fadiga, Troy Robert. "Cladistic analysis of Meandrinidae and Oculinidae (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) with comments on not applicable characters." MS ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I'd like to thank my parents for their patience and support. I'd like to thank the committee, especially Dr. Budd, for the nearly infinite patience shown towards me and(More)
Wortel for his help and instruction in making thin sections of my corals, M. Spencer and J. Camp for their comments and editing; R. Bennett for his support and technical aid, and my committee: C. Brochu, H. Sims, and especially my advisor A.F. Budd, for their critical feedback and patience. iii ABSTRACT The University of Iowa Paleontology Repository(More)
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