Mammal Community Structure through the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

@article{Fraser2020MammalCS,
  title={Mammal Community Structure through the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum},
  author={Danielle Fraser and S. Kathleen Lyons},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2020},
  volume={196},
  pages={271 - 290}
}
Human-mediated species invasion and climate change are leading to global extinctions and are predicted to result in the loss of important axes of phylogenetic and functional diversity. However, the long-term robustness of modern communities to invasion is unknown, given the limited timescales over which they can be studied. Using the fossil record of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM; ∼56 Ma) in North America, we evaluate mammalian community-level response to a rapid global warming… 
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