Does extinction wield an axe or pruning shears? How interactions between phylogeny and ecology affect patterns of extinction

@inproceedings{Green2011DoesEW,
  title={Does extinction wield an axe or pruning shears? How interactions between phylogeny and ecology affect patterns of extinction},
  author={W. Green and G. Hunt and S. Wing and W. DiMichele},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Extinctions are caused by environmental and ecological change but are recognized and measured in the fossil record by the disappearance of clades or lineages. If the ecological preferences of lineages or taxa are weakly congruent with their phylogenetic relationships, even large ecological perturbations are unlikely to drive major clades extinct because the factors that eliminate some species are unlikely to affect close relatives with different ecological preferences. In contrast, if… Expand
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