EARLY EVOLUTION OF LAND PLANTS: Phylogeny, Physiology, and Ecology of the Primary Terrestrial Radiation

  title={EARLY EVOLUTION OF LAND PLANTS: Phylogeny, Physiology, and Ecology of the Primary Terrestrial Radiation},
  author={R. Bateman and P. Crane and W. DiMichele and P. Kenrick and N. Rowe and T. Speck and W. E. Stein},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • R. Bateman, P. Crane, +4 authors W. E. Stein
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • ▪ Abstract The Siluro-Devonian primary radiation of land biotas is the terrestrial equivalent of the much-debated Cambrian “explosion” of marine faunas. Both show the hallmarks of novelty radiations (phenotypic diversity increases much more rapidly than species diversity across an ecologically undersaturated and thus low-competition landscape), and both ended with the formation of evolutionary and ecological frameworks analogous to those of modern ecosystems. Profound improvements in… CONTINUE READING
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