Interplay between changing climate and species' ecology drives macroevolutionary dynamics.

@article{Ezard2011InterplayBC,
  title={Interplay between changing climate and species' ecology drives macroevolutionary dynamics.},
  author={Thomas H G Ezard and Tracy Aze and Paul Nicholas Pearson and Andy Purvis},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={332 6027},
  pages={349-51}
}
Ecological change provokes speciation and extinction, but our knowledge of the interplay among the biotic and abiotic drivers of macroevolution remains limited. Using the unparalleled fossil record of Cenozoic macroperforate planktonic foraminifera, we demonstrate that macroevolutionary dynamics depend on the interaction between species' ecology and the changing climate. This interplay drives diversification but differs between speciation probability and extinction risk: Speciation was more… CONTINUE READING
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