global warming and extinction, is there a model?
barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Thu Sep 29 10:49:42 CDT 2005
I would expect the objections to Curtis's remarks to come from John Grehan, not
Ken. Could the future warm earth provide a natural laboratory to test the
predictions of panbiogeography? Oh, wait -- it doesn't make any. (Please save
your keystrokes in replying to me about Gondwana and plate tectonics. Even a
blind pig finds an acorn now and again.)
"...then to the town of Ockham, where a local museum displays the good Bishop's
razor, and his nose-hair clipper."
--Travels with Parky
--- pierre deleporte <pierre.deleporte at UNIV-RENNES1.FR> wrote:
> A 21:58 28/09/2005 -0700, Curtis Clarke wrote :
> What about models of geographical displacement of biotas, rather than (or
> combined with) possible extinctions ?
> Seems that when conditions get too warm here, they could become quite fine
> elsewhere... raising the problems of available routes for active or passive
> dispersal (water currents, landscape corridors...), timing of extinction /
> colonization, and local fate of invaders and invaded...
> >(commenting on Ken Kinman) :The one thing I can be sure of is that in 50
> >million years you'll still be going on about paraphyly. :-)
> Just wondering *how* Ken will link dispersal routes to paraphylophobia
> (I bet he *will*, of course ;-).
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