Geologic Time, History of Biodiversity in

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Learning the patterns of past biodiversity change is fundamental to understanding the causes and consequences of processes that generate and deplete the diversity of life on earth. Although the fossil record is incomplete and biased, methods have been developed to correct for these problems in large measure, thus permitting the study of biodiversities of the geologic past.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128225622
ISBN (Print)9780323984348
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024


  • Alpha diversity
  • Disparity
  • Fossil
  • Geologic time
  • Paleobiology
  • Richness


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