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- Silvestro, Daniele, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Systematic biology 2018 v.67 no.3 pp. 458-474
- Bayesian theory; Carnivora; data collection; extinction; fossils; longevity; phylogeny; probability; survival rate
- ... The estimation of diversification rates is one of the most vividly debated topics in modern systematics, with considerable controversy surrounding the power of phylogenetic and fossil-based approaches in estimating extinction. Van Valen’s seminal work from 1973 proposed the “Law of constant extinction,” which states that the probability of extinction of taxa is not dependent on their age. This ass ...
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- Journal of biogeography 2018 v.45 no.6 pp. 1223-1230
- Bayesian theory; DNA; biogeography; ecology; fossils; models; space and time
- ... Linking pattern to process across spatial and temporal scales has been a key goal of the field of biogeography. In January 2017, the 8th biennial conference of the International Biogeography Society sponsored a symposium on Building up biogeography—process to pattern that aimed to review progress towards this goal. Here we present a summary of the symposium, in which we identified promising areas ...
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- The new phytologist 2015 v.207 no.2 pp. 425-436
- vascular plants; fossils; biodiversity; Bayesian theory; flora; extinction; ecosystems; Angiospermae
- ... Plants have a long evolutionary history, during which mass extinction events dramatically affected Earth's ecosystems and its biodiversity. The fossil record can shed light on the diversification dynamics of plant life and reveal how changes in the origination–extinction balance have contributed to shaping the current flora. We use a novel Bayesian approach to estimate origination and extinction r ...
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