Wainwright PC (2007) Functional versus morphological diversity in macroevolution
Hans Larsson, Canada Research Chair in Macroevolution
at McGill University, said excavating plant fossils preserved in rocks deposited during the last days of the dinosaurs, they found some preserved with abundant fossilized charcoal and others without it.
The evolutionary trend that led from large, apex predators to gentle, suspension-feeding giants during the highly productive Cambrian period is one that has also taken place several other times throughout Earth's history, according to lead author Dr Jakob Vinther, a lecturer in macroevolution
at the University of Bristol.
Dr Jakob Vinther, a lecturer in macroevolution
at the University of Bristol, said: "The fact that large, free-swimming suspension feeders roamed the oceans tells us a lot about the ecosystem.
The other is that developmental genetics offers keys to understanding macroevolution
Genetic assimilation and a possible evolutionary paradox: can macroevolution
sometimes be so fast as to pass us by?
Family level phylogenies reveal modes of macroevolution
in RNA viruses.
This activity offers one way to teach students about macroevolution
by demonstrating that variation in the development of individuals is fodder for large changes in shape.
David Sepkoski's admirable essay on macroevolution
addresses both familiar (such as the pace of evolution and the ontological status of evolutionary units) and not so familiar issues (such as whether microevolutionary mechanisms explain macroevolutionary patterns).
Atria 1998 Chromosomal variation, macroevolution
and possible parapatric speciation in Mepraia spinolai (Porter) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).
Evolution of placentas in the fish family Poeciliidae: An empirical study of macroevolution
Nevertheless, the phylogeny of beetles is being revealed via molecular studies with large taxon and gene samples, presenting renewed and novel opportunities for the study of beetle macroevolution
is autonomous relative to microevolution.
The development of structures in the so-called microevolution reflects the development of those of macroevolution
, and vice versa, and these structures evolve together.
Conference of 1980, however, decided that, contrary to theory, microevolutionary changes did not add up to macroevolutionary changes.