Jurassic shift from abiotic to biotic control on marine ecological success

  title={Jurassic shift from abiotic to biotic control on marine ecological success},
  author={Kilian Eichenseer and Uwe Balthasar and Christopher W. Smart and Julian Stander and Kristian Agas{\o}ster Haaga and Wolfgang Kiessling},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Environmental change and biotic interactions both govern the evolution of the biosphere, but the relative importance of these drivers over geological time remains largely unknown. Previous work suggests that, unlike environmental parameters, diversity dynamics differ profoundly between the Palaeozoic and post-Palaeozoic eras. Here we use the fossil record to test the hypothesis that the influence of ocean chemistry and climate on the ecological success of marine calcifiers decreased throughout… 

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