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Promoting marine origination

Nature Geoscience volume 3, pages 388389 (2010) | Download Citation

The rate at which new marine animals evolve has varied through time, but the factors that ultimately drive these fluctuations are unclear. A statistical analysis shows that global changes in abiotic factors play an important role.

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  1. Wolfgang Kiessling is at the Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt University, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.  wolfgang.kiessling@mfn-berlin.de

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