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          Institute: MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation     Collection: Nichtlineare Dynamik     Display Documents



ID: 698883.0, MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation / Nichtlineare Dynamik
Possible Origin of Stagnation and Variability of Earth’s Biodiversity
Authors:Stollmeier, Frank; Geisel, Theo; Nagler, Jan
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2014-06-05
Title of Journal:Physical Review Letters
Volume:112
Issue / Number:22
Sequence Number of Article:228101
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The magnitude and variability of Earth’s biodiversity have puzzled scientists ever since paleontologic fossil databases became available. We identify and study a model of interdependent species where both endogenous and exogenous impacts determine the nonstationary extinction dynamics. The framework provides an explanation for the qualitative difference of marine and continental biodiversity growth. In particular, the stagnation of marine biodiversity may result from a global transition from an imbalanced to a balanced state of the species dependency network. The predictions of our framework are in agreement with paleontologic databases.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Folkert Müller-Hoissen
Affiliations:MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation/Nichtlineare Dynamik
External Affiliations:Network Dynamics Group, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI DS) Göttingen,
Am Fassberg 17, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI DS) Göttingen, and Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics,
Faculty of Physics, University of Göttingen, Am Fassberg 17, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Computational Physics, IfB, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Identifiers:DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.228101
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