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Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates.
Science. 2006 May 12; 312(5775):897-900.Sci

Abstract

Ecological interactions, such as predation and bioturbation, are thought to be fundamental determinants of macroevolutionary trends. A data set containing global occurrences of Phanerozoic fossils of benthic marine invertebrates shows escalatory trends in the relative frequency of ecological groups, such as carnivores and noncarnivorous infaunal or mobile organisms. Associations between these trends are either statistically insignificant or interpretable as preservational effects. Thus, there is no evidence that escalation drives macroecological trends at global and million-year time scales. We also find that taxonomic richness and occurrence data are cross-correlated, which justifies the traditional use of one as a proxy of the other.

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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA. madin@nceas.ucsb.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16690862

Citation

Madin, Joshua S., et al. "Statistical Independence of Escalatory Ecological Trends in Phanerozoic Marine Invertebrates." Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 312, no. 5775, 2006, pp. 897-900.
Madin JS, Alroy J, Aberhan M, et al. Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates. Science. 2006;312(5775):897-900.
Madin, J. S., Alroy, J., Aberhan, M., Fürsich, F. T., Kiessling, W., Kosnik, M. A., & Wagner, P. J. (2006). Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5775), 897-900.
Madin JS, et al. Statistical Independence of Escalatory Ecological Trends in Phanerozoic Marine Invertebrates. Science. 2006 May 12;312(5775):897-900. PubMed PMID: 16690862.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates. AU - Madin,Joshua S, AU - Alroy,John, AU - Aberhan,Martin, AU - Fürsich,Franz T, AU - Kiessling,Wolfgang, AU - Kosnik,Matthew A, AU - Wagner,Peter J, PY - 2006/5/13/pubmed PY - 2006/5/25/medline PY - 2006/5/13/entrez SP - 897 EP - 900 JF - Science (New York, N.Y.) JO - Science VL - 312 IS - 5775 N2 - Ecological interactions, such as predation and bioturbation, are thought to be fundamental determinants of macroevolutionary trends. A data set containing global occurrences of Phanerozoic fossils of benthic marine invertebrates shows escalatory trends in the relative frequency of ecological groups, such as carnivores and noncarnivorous infaunal or mobile organisms. Associations between these trends are either statistically insignificant or interpretable as preservational effects. Thus, there is no evidence that escalation drives macroecological trends at global and million-year time scales. We also find that taxonomic richness and occurrence data are cross-correlated, which justifies the traditional use of one as a proxy of the other. SN - 1095-9203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16690862/Statistical_independence_of_escalatory_ecological_trends_in_Phanerozoic_marine_invertebrates_ L2 - https://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=16690862 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -