Geerat J Vermeij
Affiliation: University of California
- Ecology. The coming Arctic invasionGeerat J Vermeij
Department of Geology, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Science 321:780-1. 2008
- From Europe to America: pliocene to recent trans-atlantic expansion of cold-water north atlantic molluscsGeerat J Vermeij
University of California at Davis Department of Geology One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Proc Biol Sci 272:2545-50. 2005..Destruction of the European source fauna may jeopardize faunas on both sides of the Atlantic...
- Historical contingency and the purported uniqueness of evolutionary innovationsGeerat J Vermeij
Department of Geology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:1804-9. 2006..Details of initial conditions, evolutionary pathways, phenotypes, and timing are contingent, but important ecological, functional, and directional aspects of the history of life are replicable and predictable...
- The trans-Atlantic history of diversity and body size in ecological guildsGeerat J Vermeij
Department of Geology, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
Ecology 89:S39-52. 2008..Shallow-water guilds on opposite sides of the Atlantic have retained differences despite great upheavals caused by extinctions and invasions during the last 3 million years...
- The great divergence: when did diversity on land exceed that in the sea?Geerat J Vermeij
Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Integr Comp Biol 50:675-82. 2010..The pre-eminence of terrestrial, as compared to marine, diversity is therefore an historical phenomenon that is best explained by selection-related changes in mobility, dispersibility, and the evolution of partnerships...
- Shifting sources of productivity in the coastal marine tropics during the Cenozoic eraGeerat J Vermeij
Department of Geology, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Proc Biol Sci 278:2362-8. 2011..The rise in planktonic fertility is best explained by an increase in nutrient supply from the land associated with intense global tectonic activity and more vigorous ocean mixing owing to cooling...
- Molecular phylogenies and historical biogeography of a circumtropical group of gastropods (Genus: Nerita): implications for regional diversity patterns in the marine tropicsMelissa A Frey
Center for Population Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:1067-86. 2008..We propose that regional differences in species diversity in Nerita have been largely shaped by differential rates of speciation and extinction...
- The limits of adaptation: humans and the predator-prey arms raceGeerat J Vermeij
Department of Geology, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
Evolution 66:2007-14. 2012..Escalation between prey defenses and predators' weapons may be restricted under human dominance to interactions involving those low-level predators that have benefited from human overexploitation of top consumers...
- Biodiversity in water and on landRichard K Grosberg
Department of Evolution and Ecology University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA Electronic address
Curr Biol 22:R900-3. 2012..Even when taking into account previously undetected biodiversity in all of the physical realms revealed through molecular techniques, these differences appear to be robust - certainly among multicellular organisms...
- Comment on "Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates"Gregory P Dietl
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Science 314:925; author reply 925. 2006..First, global-scale data integrate heterogeneous signals that obscure the economic context of life. Second, diversity data cannot yield information about selection and adaptation...
- Reduced competition and altered feeding behavior among marine snails after a mass extinctionGregory P Dietl
Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 28409, USA
Science 306:2229-31. 2004..Experiments with living animals suggest that intense competition induces muricid snails to attack shell edges. Pliocene predators, therefore, probably competed for resources more intensely than their post-extinction counterparts...
- Stephen J GouldScott F Gilbert
J Biosci 27:445-63. 2002