Earth and life

global biodiversity, extinction intervals and biogeographic perturbations through time

John A. Talent* (Editor)

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    Abstract

    This volume focuses on the broad pattern of increasing biodiversity through time, and recurrent events of minor and major ecosphere reorganization. Intense scrutiny is devoted to the pattern of physical (including isotropic), sedimentary and biotic circumstances through the time intervals during which life crises occurred. These events affected terrestrial, lacustrine and estuarine ecosystems, locally and globally, but have affected continental shelf ecosystems and even deep ocean ecosystems. The pattern of these events is the backdrop against which modelling the pattern of future environmental change needs to be evaluated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDordrecht ; London
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages1100
    ISBN (Electronic)9789048134281
    ISBN (Print)9789048134274
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameInternational year of planet Earth
    PublisherSpringer

    Keywords

    • Extinction (Biology)
    • Biogeography
    • Ecological disturbances

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