Environmental controls on the geographic distribution of zooplankton diversity

@article{Rutherford1999EnvironmentalCO,
  title={Environmental controls on the geographic distribution of zooplankton diversity},
  author={Scott David Rutherford and Steven D’Hondt and Warren L. Prell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={749-753}
}
Proposed explanations for the geographic distribution of zooplankton diversity include control of diversity by geographic variation in: physical and chemical properties of the near-surface ocean; the surface area of biotic provinces; energy availability; rates of evolution and extinction; and primary productivity. None of these explanations has been quantitatively tested on a basin-wide scale. Here we used assemblages of planktic foraminifera from surface sediments to test these hypotheses. Our… 

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