M J Benton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Models for the rise of the dinosaurs
    Michael J Benton
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R87-95. 2014
  2. pmc The origins of modern biodiversity on land
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3667-79. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The Red Queen and the Court Jester: species diversity and the role of biotic and abiotic factors through time
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Science 323:728-32. 2009
  4. pmc Fossil quality and naming dinosaurs
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Biol Lett 4:729-32. 2008
  5. pmc Finding the tree of life: matching phylogenetic trees to the fossil record through the 20th century
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:2123-30. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Early origins of modern birds and mammals: molecules vs. morphology
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Bioessays 21:1043-51. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Cope's Rule in the Pterosauria, and differing perceptions of Cope's Rule at different taxonomic levels
    D W E Hone
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:1164-70. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Stems, nodes, crown clades, and rank-free lists: is Linnaeus dead?
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 75:633-48. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem remodelling among vertebrates at the Permian-Triassic boundary in Russia
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 432:97-100. 2004
  10. pmc Is evolutionary history repeatedly rewritten in light of new fossil discoveries?
    J E Tarver
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:599-604. 2011

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Models for the rise of the dinosaurs
    Michael J Benton
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:R87-95. 2014
    ..Such studies mark a move from the narrative to the analytical in macroevolutionary research, and they allow us to begin to answer the proposal of George Gaylord Simpson, to explore adaptive radiations using numerical methods. ..
  2. pmc The origins of modern biodiversity on land
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3667-79. 2010
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The Red Queen and the Court Jester: species diversity and the role of biotic and abiotic factors through time
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Science 323:728-32. 2009
    ..Paleobiological studies suggest that species diversity is driven largely by abiotic factors such as climate, landscape, or food supply, and comparative phylogenetic approaches offer new insights into clade dynamics...
  4. pmc Fossil quality and naming dinosaurs
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Biol Lett 4:729-32. 2008
    ..This ranking reflects a complex pattern of perhaps overstudy in Europe, immensely rich reserves of new dinosaur materials in North America and Asia, and a relative paucity in South America and Africa...
  5. pmc Finding the tree of life: matching phylogenetic trees to the fossil record through the 20th century
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:2123-30. 2001
    ..Nor do morphological or molecular trees differ uniformly in their performance...
  6. ncbi request reprint Early origins of modern birds and mammals: molecules vs. morphology
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Bioessays 21:1043-51. 1999
    ..The most likely explanation is that they simply did not exist, and that the molecular clock runs fast during major radiations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cope's Rule in the Pterosauria, and differing perceptions of Cope's Rule at different taxonomic levels
    D W E Hone
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:1164-70. 2007
    ..These results suggest that analyses testing for Cope's Rule at a single taxonomic level may give misleading results...
  8. ncbi request reprint Stems, nodes, crown clades, and rank-free lists: is Linnaeus dead?
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 75:633-48. 2000
    ..Under the new view, classifications are identical to phlylogenies, and so the proponents of phylogenetic nomenclature will end up abandoning classifications altogether...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem remodelling among vertebrates at the Permian-Triassic boundary in Russia
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 432:97-100. 2004
    ..Even after 15 Myr of ecosystem rebuilding, some guilds were apparently still absent-small fish-eaters, small insect-eaters, large herbivores and top carnivores...
  10. pmc Is evolutionary history repeatedly rewritten in light of new fossil discoveries?
    J E Tarver
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:599-604. 2011
    ..The conclusions derived from these analyses are relevant more generally: the maturity of systematic datasets can and should be assessed before they are exploited to derive grand macroevolutionary hypotheses...
  11. ncbi request reprint Quality of the fossil record through time
    M J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Nature 403:534-7. 2000
    ..However, if scaled to the stratigraphic level of the stage and the taxonomic level of the family, the past 540 million years of the fossil record provide uniformly good documentation of the life of the past...
  12. doi request reprint Phylogenetically structured variance in felid bite force: the role of phylogeny in the evolution of biting performance
    M Sakamoto
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Evol Biol 23:463-78. 2010
    ..This study demonstrates the difficulties in identifying causes of nonphylogenetically structured variance in morphofunctional character complexes...