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Unformatted text preview: species diversity from the origin of life to the present. But the patterns of species diversity are much more complex when viewed in the fossil record. There are periods of rapid increase in diversity, periods of rapid loss of diversity (mass extinction events) and subsequent periods of increased diversity. These patterns beg a variety of questions about the dynamics of the history of species diversity and what forces might regulate this diversity: are there equilibria of diversity?, does diversity increase without limit?, are the patterns of diversity random patterns?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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