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Paleophysiology and End-Permian Mass Extinction
Physiological research aimed at understanding current global change provides a basis for evaluating selective survivorship associated with Permo-Triassic mass extinction. Comparative physiology linksExpand
PHANEROZOIC BIODIVERSITY MASS EXTINCTIONS
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A review of different methods of tabulating data from the Sepkoski database reveals 18 intervals during the Phanerozoic have peaks of both magnitude and rate of extinction that appear in each tabulating scheme, demonstrating that mass extinctions are not a homogeneous group of events. Expand
Origination, extinction, and mass depletions of marine diversity
Abstract In post-Cambrian time, five events—the end-Ordovician, end-Frasnian in the Late Devonian, end-Permian, end-Triassic, and end-Cretaceous—are commonly grouped as the “big five” globalExpand
Effects of sampling standardization on estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversification
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A new database of this kind for the Phanerozoic fossil record of marine invertebrates is introduced and four substantially distinct analytical methods that estimate taxonomic diversity by quantifying and correcting for variation through time in the number and nature of inventories are applied. Expand
Seafood through time: changes in biomass, energetics, and productivity in the marine ecosystem
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The development of plant life on land and the impact of land vegetation on stimulating productivity in coastal marine settings, coupled with the transfer of organic material and nutrients from coastal regions to the open ocean, and the increase through time in diversity and abundance of oceanic phytoplankton all point to increased productivity in the oceans through the Phanerozoic. Expand
Species richness in marine benthic habitats through the Phanerozoic
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The within-habitat data suggest that the number of marine invertebrate species in the world has increased since the Middle Paleozoic, but possibly only by about 4 times, not the order of magnitude or more suggested by Valentine (1970). Expand
Comparative Earth history and Late Permian mass extinction.
The repeated association during the late Neoproterozoic Era of large carbon-isotopic excursions, continental glaciation, and stratigraphically anomalous carbonate precipitation provides a frameworkExpand
AUTECOLOGY AND THE FILLING OF ECOSPACE: KEY METAZOAN RADIATIONS
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The autecological and taxonomic diversity histories of the marine metazoa appear to be broadly parallel, and future studies of theoretical ecospace utilization should provide more detailed tests of pattern and process in the ecological history of the meetazoa. Expand
Comparative Earth History and Late Permian Mass Extinction
The repeated association during the late Neoproterozoic Era of large carbon-isotopic excursions, continental glaciation, and stratigraphically anomalous carbonate precipitation provides a frameworkExpand
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