AUTECOLOGY AND THE FILLING OF ECOSPACE: KEY METAZOAN RADIATIONS

@article{Bambach2007AUTECOLOGYAT,
  title={AUTECOLOGY AND THE FILLING OF ECOSPACE: KEY METAZOAN RADIATIONS},
  author={Richard K. Bambach and Andrew M. Bush and Douglas H. Erwin},
  journal={Palaeontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50}
}
Abstract:  All possible combinations of six tiering positions in relation to the substratum/water interface, six motility levels and six feeding strategies define a complete theoretical ecospace of 216 potential modes of life for marine animals. The number of modes of life actually utilized specifies realized ecospace. Owing to constraints of effectiveness and efficiency the modern marine fauna utilizes only about half the potential number of modes of life, two‐thirds of which (62 of 92) are… 

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