May 25, 2006

Erudition #1

Today's Erudition:

Lessons from the past: Biotic recoveries from mass extinctions (pdf)

This is one of a series of papers from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discussing the future of evolution. It's a nice review of the current understanding of the aftermath of mass extinctions.

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