Illuminating the lack of consensus among descriptions of earth history data in the North American deserts: A resource for biologists

  title={Illuminating the lack of consensus among descriptions of earth history data in the North American deserts: A resource for biologists},
  author={Joseph S. Wilson and James P. Pitts},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  pages={419 - 441}
Understanding the timing of mountain building and desert formation events in western North America is crucial to understanding the evolutionary history of the diverse arid-adapted biota that is found there. While many different, often conflicting descriptions exist regarding geobiotic change in western North America, little work has been done to synthesize these various viewpoints. In this paper we present several case studies that illustrate the differences in the various explanations, based… 

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