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dc.contributor.advisorBergstrom, Carl Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorVilhena, Daril Alexandreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-24T18:20:12Z
dc.date.available2014-02-24T18:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-24
dc.date.submitted2013en_US
dc.identifier.otherVilhena_washington_0250E_12482.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/24964
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2013en_US
dc.description.abstractSpecies are packed into biogeographic zones, where evolution can effectively operate independently to forge evolutionary novelty. Biomes are perhaps the most relevant unit of evolutionary progress, with the vast majority of evolutionary radiations being constrained within their walls. A fundamental question in Macroecology is how biomes historically assembled and why species are distributed in them as they are. First, quantitative methodology to delineate biomes are proposed here to identify where biomes are and have been. Second, extinction is studied as a process that contributes to biome turnover. Third, the Phanerozoic fossil record is assessed for biases that need to be overcome to delineate the shifting spatial boundaries biomes over 500 million years.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.subjectbiogeography; biome science; biomics; complex networks; evolution; paleontologyen_US
dc.subject.otherSystematic biologyen_US
dc.subject.otherPaleontologyen_US
dc.subject.otherBiologyen_US
dc.subject.otherbiologyen_US
dc.titleBoundaries and dynamics of biomesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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