Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna

By |2021-03-09T12:45:02+01:00March 9th, 2021|

Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna Large asteroids or comets hitting Earth, massive volcanic eruptions and other single, deadly events are usually the focus for scientists seeking to reconstruct Earth’s past mass extinctions. In a new study, researchers from Umeå University and the University of Florida instead uncovered a [...]

The distribution of vertebrate animals redefines temperate and cold climate regions

By |2021-02-19T08:44:56+01:00February 19th, 2021|

The distribution of vertebrate animals redefines temperate and cold climate regions The distribution of vegetation is routinely used to classify climate regions worldwide, yet whether these regions are relevant to other organisms is unknown. Umeå researchers have established climate regions based on vertebrate species' distributions in a new study published in [...]

SPPAT: Spatial point pattern analysis of traces

By |2020-07-02T12:39:58+02:00July 2nd, 2020|

SPPAT: Spatial point pattern analysis of traces Site-selectivity patterns of drilling predators revealed by spatial point pattern analysis Trace fossils left by predators on skeletons of their prey, including drillholes, repair scars, fractures, and tooth marks, are the most powerful direct indicators of predator-prey interactions available in the [...]

Hive Talk Board: An example of poor science communication that deserves to be told: Aftermath of the ‘Panama debate’ with Alexis Rojas

By |2019-01-16T12:32:38+01:00December 18th, 2018|

An example of poor science communication that deserves to be told: The Aftermath of the 'Panama debate' with Alexis Rojas Hive Talk Snippet Alexis talked about the Isthmus of Panama, its major role in biodiversity on our world and science communication challenges triggered by different approaches to placing its the formation. [...]

Hive Talk with Alexis Rojas: An example of poor science communication that deserves to be told: Aftermath of the ‘Panama Debate’

By |2018-12-12T19:07:25+01:00December 13th, 2018|

A Hive Talk gives you the chance to sketch out an unfinished but developed idea. It should not be finished work. It should not be something you have never thought about. It needs to be somewhere in the middle where you have thought about it but not yet fully worked on.   Think part hobby, part [...]

Spatial distribution of ancient marine faunas

By |2018-06-08T14:46:12+02:00June 4th, 2018|

Spatial distribution of ancient marine faunas The problem Organisms living in the same region are what defines a biogeographic province, or bioprovince.  Finding the boundaries between these bioprovinces is an important part of understanding how animals respond to natural and human-induced climate change.  Glancing back to the mid-Cretaceous period of [...]

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