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)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My thanks go to my advisor-Hallie Sims-and my committee members-Chris Brochu and Nancy Budd-for all of their advice. I also thank Ken Angielcyzk for his input, suggesting the inclusion of Chinese Lystrosaurus, the Zambian lystrosaurid, and providing a number of pictures. Julia McHugh also provided additional specimen photographs.(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)
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