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History of Life and the Fossil Record

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Hunt, G. and D.L. Rabosky (2014). "Phenotypic Evolution in Fossil Species: Pattern and Process." Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 42(1):421–441.

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Hunt, G. (2007). “The Relative Importance of Directional Change, Random Walks, and Stasis in the Evolution of Fossil Lineages.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America 104(47):18404–18408.

Sepkoski, D. (2012). Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Hunt, G., M.J. Hopkins and S. Lidgard (2015). "Simple versus complex models of trait evolution and stasis as a response to environmental change." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America 112: 4885–4890.

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Boyle, R. A., & Lenton, T. M. (2022). The evolution of biogeochemical recycling by persistence-based selection. Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1), 46.

Lowe, C. B., M. Kellis, A. Siepel, B.J. Raney, M. Clamp, S.R. Salama, D.M. Kingsley, K. Lindblad-Toh, and D. Haussler, (2011). “Three periods of regulatory innovation during vertebrate evolution.” Science 333:1019–1024.

Gould, S.J. (1987). Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time. Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press.

Bokulich, A. (2018). “Using models to correct data: palaeodiversity and the fossil record.” Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1820-x.

Rudwick, M.J.S. (2008). Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.