A framework for the integrated analysis of the magnitude, selectivity, and biotic effects of extinction and origination

@article{Bush2020AFF,
  title={A framework for the integrated analysis of the magnitude, selectivity, and biotic effects of extinction and origination},
  author={Andrew M. Bush and Steve C. Wang and Jonathan L. Payne and Noel A. Heim},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={2020},
  volume={46},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
Abstract. The taxonomic and ecologic composition of Earth's biota has shifted dramatically through geologic time, with some clades going extinct while others diversified. Here, we derive a metric that quantifies the change in biotic composition due to extinction or origination and show that it equals the product of extinction/origination magnitude and selectivity (variation in magnitude among groups). We also define metrics that describe the extent to which a recovery (1) reinforced or reversed… 

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