Hopping hotspots: global shifts in marine biodiversity.

  title={Hopping hotspots: global shifts in marine biodiversity.},
  author={W. Klaas Jan Renema and David R Bellwood and Juan Carlos Braga and Kate Bromfield and Rob Hall and Kenneth G. Johnson and Peter Lunt and Christopher P. Meyer and L B McMonagle and Robert J. Morley and Aaron O'Dea and Jonathan A Todd and Frank Pieter Wesselingh and Mary E Wilson and John M Pandolfi},
  volume={321 5889},
Hotspots of high species diversity are a prominent feature of modern global biodiversity patterns. Fossil and molecular evidence is starting to reveal the history of these hotspots. There have been at least three marine biodiversity hotspots during the past 50 million years. They have moved across almost half the globe, with their timing and locations coinciding with major tectonic events. The birth and death of successive hotspots highlights the link between environmental change and… CONTINUE READING
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