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Fenton, I.S., Aze, T., Farnsworth, A., Valdes, P. and Saupe, E. E. Origination of the modern-style diversity gradient 15 million years ago. Nature.

Li, Z., Zhang, Y.G., Torres, M. and Mills B. J. W.. Neogene burial of organic carbon in the global ocean. Nature 613, 90–95.

Woodhouse, A., Swain, A., Fagan, W.F., Fraass, A. J. and Lowery, C. M. Late Cenozoic cooling restructured global marine plankton communities. Nature.

Woodhouse, A., Procter, F. A., Jackson, S. L., Jamieson, R. A., Newton, R. J., Sexton, P. F., and Aze, T. Paleoecology and evolutionary response of planktonic foraminifera to the mid-Pliocene Warm Period and Plio-Pleistocene bipolar ice sheet expansion. Biogeosciences, 20, 121–139,


Brombacher, A., Schmidt, D.N., Ezard, T.H.G., Developmental plasticity in deep time: a window to population ecological inference. Paleobiology.

Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, D. Deep-sea hiatuses track the vigor of Cenozoic ocean bottom currents. Geology, DOI:10.1130/G49810.1

Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, D. The history of Cenozoic carbonate flux in the Atlantic Ocean constrained by multiple regional carbonate compensation depth reconstructions. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems:e2022GC010667.

Huang, H.-H.M., Yasuhara, M., Horne, D.J., Perrier, V., Smith, A.J., Brandão, S.N. Ostracods in Databases: State of the Art, Mobilization and Future Applications. Marine Micropaleontology.

Jamson, K.M., Moon, B.C., Fraass, A.J. Diversity dynamics of microfossils from the Cretaceous to the Neogene show mixed responses to events. Palaeontology, 65(4):e12165.

Knappertsbusch, M. Morphological evolution of menardiform globorotalids at Western Pacific Warm Pool ODP Hole 806C (Ontong-Java Plateau). Revue de Micropaléontologie, 74:100608.

Rineau, V., Smycka, J., Storch, D. Diversity dependence is a ubiquitous phenomenon across Phanerozoic oceans. Science Advances, 8(43):eadd9620.

Waldeck, A.R., Olson, H.C., Yao, W., Blättler, C.L., Paytan, A., Hodell, D.A., Johnston, D.T. Calibrating the Triple Oxygen Isotope Composition of Evaporite Minerals as a Proxy for Marine Sulfate. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 578: 117320.


Antell, G.S., Fenton, I.S., Valdes, P.J., Saupe, E.E. Thermal Niches of Planktonic Foraminifera Are Static Throughout Glacial–Interglacial Climate Change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (18): e2017105118.

Benson, R.B.J., Butler, R., Close, R.A., Saupe E.E., Rabosky, D.L. Biodiversity Across Space and Time in the Fossil Record.Current Biology 31 (19): R1225–R1236.

DeVries, T.J., Barron, J.A., Urbina-Schmitt, M., Ochoa, D., Esperante, R., Snee L.W. The Miocene Stratigraphy of the Laberinto Area (Rı́o Ica Valley) and Its Bearing on the Geological History of the East Pisco Basin (South-Central Peru). Journal of South American Earth Sciences.

Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, R.D. The Carbonate Compensation Depth in the South Atlantic Ocean Since the Late Cretaceous. Geology.

Fenton, I.S., Woodhouse, A., Aze, T., Lazarus, D.B., Renaudie, J., Dunhill, A.M., Young, J.R., Saupe, E.E. Triton, a New Species-Level Database of Cenozoic Planktonic Foraminiferal Occurrences. Scientific Data 8.

Filatov, D.A., Bendif, E.M., Archontikis, O.A., Hagino, K., Rickaby, R.E.M. The Mode of Speciation During a Recent Radiation in Open-Ocean Phytoplankton. Current Biology 31 (24): 5439–5449.

Gohl, K., Wellner, J., Klaus, A., Bauersachs, T., Bohaty, S.M., Courtillat, M., Cowan, E.A., Esteves, M.S.R., De Lira Mota, M.A., Fegyveresi, J.M., Frederichs, T.W., Gao, L., Halberstadt, A.R., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Horikawa, K., Iwai, M., Kim, J.-H., King, T.M., Klages, J.P., Passchier, S., Penkrot, M.L., Prebble, J.G., Rahaman, W., Reinardy, B.T.I., Renaudie, J., Robinson, D.E., Scherer, R.P., Siddoway, C.S., Wu, L., Yamane, M. Expedition 379 Methods. In Gohl, K., Wellner, J., Klaus, A. and the Expedition 379 Scientists, Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 379: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program).

Mathes, G.H., van Dijk, J., Kiessling, W., Steinbauer, M.J. Extinction Risk Controlled by Interaction of Long-Term and Short-Term Climate Change. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5 (3): 304–10.

Raja, N.B., Kiessling, W. Out of the Extratropics: The Evolution of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient of Cenozoic Marine Plankton. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Tuo, S., Jiang, J., Xu, Y., Hu, X.. Present Status, Characteristics, and Compilation Significance for the Data of Scientific Ocean Drilling. Advances in Earth Science 36 (6): 643–62.

Uhen, M.D., Buckland, P.I., Goring, S.J., Jenkins, J.P., Williams, J.W. The EarthLife Consortium API: An Extensible, Open-Source Service for Accessing Fossil Data and Taxonomies from Multiple Community Paleodata Resources. Frontiers of Biogeography.

Westacott, S, Planavsky, N.J., Zhao, M.-Y., Hull, P.M. Revisiting the Sedimentary Record of the Rise of the Diatoms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 118(27).


Dumiak, M. 2020. Data Project Aims to Organize Scientific Records. IEEE Spectrum 57 (3): 9–10.

Lazarus, D., Suzuki, N., Ishitani, Y., Takahashi, K. Paleobiology of the Polycystine Radiolaria. Topics in Paleobiology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Li, C., Ashworth, M. P., Mackiewicz, P., Dąbek, P., Witkowski, J., Górecka, E-, Krzywda, M., Witkowski, A. Morphology, phylogeny, and molecular dating in Plagiogrammaceae family focused on Plagiogramma-Dimeregramma complex (Urneidophycidae, Bacillariophyceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48:106808.

Lowery, C. M., Bown, P., Fraass, A. J., Hull, P. M. Ecological Response of Plankton to Environmental Change and Thresholds for Extinction. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 48.

Lu, Z., Y. Shi, H. Hua, S. Tuo, X. Ye, Y. Deng, J. Fan. Current Data Administration and Sharing of International Scientific Ocean Drilling. Acta Metallurgica Sinica 26 (4): 472–80.

Pandolfi, J. M., Staples, T. L., Kiessling, W. Increased extinction in the emergence of novel ecological communities. Science, 370(6513):220.

Renaudie, J., Lazarus, D., and Diver, P. NSB: an expanded and improved database of marine planktonic microfossil data and deep-sea stratigraphy.Palaeontologia electronica, 23(2):a11.

Trubovitz, S., Lazarus, D., Renaudie, J., Noble, P.J. Marine plankton show threshold extinction response to Neogene climate change. Nature Communications, 11: 5069.

Witkowski, J., Penman, D.E., Bryłka, K., Wade, B.S., Matting, S., Harwood, D.M., Bohaty, S.M. Early Paleogene biosiliceous sedimentation in the Atlantic Ocean: Testing the inorganic origin hypothesis for Paleocene and Eocene chert and porcellanite. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 556:109896.

Yao, W. and Paytan, A. Possible triggers of the seawater sulfate S-isotope increase between 55 and 40 million years ago. Chemical Geology: 119788.

Yao, W., Paytan, A., Griffith, E. M., Martinez-Ruiz, F., Markovi, S. and Wortmann, U. G. A revised seawater sulfate S-isotope curve for the Eocene. Chemical Geology, 532: 119382.


Hohmann N, and Jarochowska E. Enforced symmetry: the necessity of symmetric waxing and waning. PeerJ, 7:e8011

Jungck, J. R., Wagner, R., van Loo, D., Grossman, B., Khiripet, N., Khiripet, J., Khantuwan, W., and Hagan, M. Art forms in nature: radiolaria from Haeckel and Blaschka to 3D nanotomography, quantitative image analysis, evolution, and contemporary art. Theory in Biosciences, 138(1):159–187.

Kocsis, A. T., Reddin, C. J., Alroy, J., and Kiessling, W. The R package divdyn for quantifying diversity dynamics using fossil sampling data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

McKay, R.M., De Santis, L., Kulhanek, D.K., Ash, J.L., Beny, F., Browne, I.M., Cortese, G., Cordeiro de Sousa, I.M., Dodd, J.P., Esper, O.M., Gales, J.A., Harwood, D.M., Ishino, S., Keisling, B.A., Kim, S., Kim, S., Laberg, J.S., Leckie, R.M., Müller, J., Patterson, M.O., Romans, B.W., Romero, O.E., Sangiorgi, F., Seki, O., Shevenell, A.E., Singh, S.M., Sugisaki, S.T., van de Flierdt, T., van Peer, T.E., Xiao, W., and Xiong, Z.. Expedition 374 methods. In McKay, R.M., De Santis, L., Kulhanek, D.K., and the Expedition 374 Scientists, Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 374: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program).​10.14379/​iodp.proc.374.102.2019

Mitchison, F. Neogene diatoms from the Southern Ocean; tiny fossils, big questions. PhD thesis, Cardiff University.

Smits, P. and Finnegan, S. How predictable is extinction? forecasting species survival at million-year timescales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1788):20190392.

Yao, W., Wortmann, U. G. and Paytan, A. Sulfur isotopes - Use for stratigraphy during times of rapid perturbations. In Montenari, M., Stratigraphy & Timescales, 4:1-33.

Young, J. R., Bown, P. R., Wade, B. S., Pedder, B. E., Huber, B. T. and Lazarus, D. B. Mikrotax: Developing a Genuinely Effective Platform for Palaeontological Geoinformatics. Acta Geologica Sinica, 93: 70-72.


Fordham, B., Aze, T., Haller, C., Zehady, A. K., Pearson, P. N., Ogg, J. G., and Wade, B. S. Future-proofing the Cenozoic macroperforate planktonic foraminifera phylogeny of Aze & others (2011). PLOS One, 13(10):web.

Lazarus, D. B., Renaudie, J., Lenz, D., Diver, P., and Klump, J. Raritas: a program for counting high diversity categorical data with highly unequal abundances. PeerJ, 6:e5453.

Lewitus, E., Bittner, L., Malviya, S., Bowler, C., and Morlon, H. Clade-specific diversification dynamics of marine diatoms since the Jurassic. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2:1715–1723.

Müller, R. D., Cannon, J., Williams, S., and Dutkiewicz, A. PyBacktrack 1.0: a tool for reconstructing paleobathymetry on oceanic and continental crust. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19:1898–1909.

Nakov, T., Beaulieu, J. M., and Alverson, A. J. Accelerated diversification is related to life history and locomotion in a hyperdiverse lineage of microbial eukaryotes (Diatoms, Bacillariophyta). New Phytologist, 219(1):462-473.

Plotnick, R. E. and Wagner, P. J. The greatest hits of all time: the histories of dominant genera in the fossil record. Paleobiology, 44(3):368–384.

Renaudie, J., Drews, E.-L., and Böhne, S. The paleocene record of marine diatoms in deep-sea sediments. Fossil Record, 21(2):183–205.

Witkowski, J. From museum drawers to ocean drilling: Fenneria gen. nov. (Bacillariophyta) offers new insights into Eocene marine diatom biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeography. Acta Geologica Polonica, 68:53–88.


Baris, M. V. G. The morphological diversity of coccolithophores across environments, geographic space, and geologic time. PhD Thesis, University of Chicago.

Castro-Bugallo, A., Rojas, D., Rocha, S., and Cermeño, P. Phylogenetic analyses reveal an increase in the speciation rate of raphid pennate diatoms in the Cretaceous. bioRXiv, DOI:10.1101/104612.

Hannisdal, B., Haaga, K. A., Reitan, T., Diego, D., and Liow, L. H. Common species link global ecosystems to climate change: dynamical evidence in the planktonic fossil record. Proc. R. Society B., 284:1–9 (web).

Huber, B. T., Petrizzo, M. R., Young, J. R., Falzoni, F., Gilardoni, S. E., Bown, P. R., Wade, B. S. Pforams@microtax: Anew online taxonomic database for planktonic foraminifera. Micropaleontology, 62(6):429-438

Intxauspe-Zubiaurre, B., Payros, A., Flores, J. A., and Apellaniz, E. Changes to sea-surface characteristics during the middle Eocene (47.4 Ma) C21r-H6 event: evidence from calcareous nannofossil assemblages of the Gorrondatxe section (western Pyrenees). Newsletters of Stratigraphy, 50(3):245–267.

Lewitus, E. and Morlon, H. Detecting environment-dependent diversification from phylogenies: a simulation study and some empirical illustrations. Systematic Biology, 67(4):576-593.

Pascher, K. M. Paleobiogeography of Eocene Radiolarians in the South-west Pacific. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington.

Powell, M. G. and Glazier, D. S. Asymmetric geographic range expansion explains the latitudinal diversity gradients of four major taxa of marine plankton. Paleobiology, 43(2):196-208.

Yasuhara, M., Tittensor, D. P., Hillebrand, H., and Worm, B. Combining marine macroecology and palaeoecology in understanding biodiversity: microfossils as a model. Biological Reviews, 92(1):199–215.


Cermeño, P. The geological story of marine diatoms and the last generation of fossil fuels. Perspectives in Phycology, 3(2):53-60.

Fenton, I. S., Pearson, P. N., Jones, T. D., Farnsworth, A., Lunt, D., Markwick, P. J., and Purvis, A. The impact of Cenozoic cooling on assemblage diversity in planktonic foraminifera. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371(1691):20150224.

Fontorbe, G., Frings, P. J., De La Rocha, C. L., Hendry, K. R., and Conley, D. J. A silicon depleted North Atlantic since the Palaeogene: Evidence from sponge and radiolarian silicon isotopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 453:67–77.

Knoll, A. H. and Follows, M. J. A bottom-up perspective on ecosystem change in mesozoic oceans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283:20161755.

Renaudie, J. Quantifying the Cenozoic marine diatom deposition his- tory: links to the C and Si cycles. Biogeosciences, 13(21):6003–6014.

Saraswati, P. K. and Srinivasan, M. S. Morphology, taxonomy and concepts of species. In Micropaleontology: Principles and Applications, pages 53–65. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Suto, I., Iwai, M., and Akiba, F. Some important points when using fossil databases. Fossils, 99:7–14.

Wiese, R., Renaudie, J., and Lazarus, D. Testing the accuracy of genus-level data to predict species diversity in Cenozoic marine diatoms. Geology, 44(12).


Barron, J. A., Stickley, C. E., and Bukry, D. Paleoceanographic, and paleoclimatic constraints on the global Eocene diatom and silicoflagellate record. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 422:85–100.

Cermeño, P., Falkowski, P. G., Romero, O. E., Schaller, M. F., and Vallina, S. M. Continental erosion and the cenozoic rise of marine diatoms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(14):4239–4244.

Kotrc, B. and Knoll, A. A morphospace of planktonic marine diatoms. I. Two views of disparity through time. Paleobiology, 41(1):45–67.

Kotrc, B. and Knoll, A. A morphospace of planktonic marine diatoms. II. Sampling standardization and spatial disparity partitioning. Paleobiology, 41(1):68–88.

Kotrc, B. and Knoll, A. H. Morphospaces and databases: Diatom diversification through time. In Evolution of Lightweight Structures, pages 17–37. Springer.

Lazarus, D., Suzuki, N., Caulet, J. P., Nigrini, C., Goll, I., Goll, R., Dolven, J. K., Diver, P., and Sanfilippo, A. An evaluated list of Cenozoic-Recent radiolarian species names (Polycystinea), based on those used in the DSDP, ODP and IODP deep-sea drilling programs. Zootaxa, 3999(3):301–333.

Mary, Y. and Knappertsbusch, M. W. Worldwide morphological variability in Mid-Pliocene menardellid globorotalids. Marine Micropaleontology.

Nadim, T., B., M., and Löwe, S. Reconstructions of a historic paleontological collection: Diversity re-created. Earth Sciences History, 34(2):348–366.

Pascher, K. M., Hollis, C. J., Cortese, G., McKay, C., Seebeck, H., Suzuki, N., and Chiba, K. Expansion and diversification of high-latitude radiolarian assemblages in the late Eocene linked to a cooling event in the southwest Pacific. Clim. Past, 11:1599–1620.

Ramkumar, M. Marine Paleobiodiversity: Responses to Sea Level Cycles and Perturbations. Elsevier.

Weiner, A. K. M., Weinkauf, M., Kurasawa, A., Darling, K., and Kucera, M. Genetic and morphometric evidence for parallel evolution of the Globigerinella calida morphotype. Marine Micropalaeontology, 114:19–35.


Lazarus, D. The legacy of early radiolarian taxonomists, with a focus on the species published by early German workers. Journal of Micropalaentology, 33:3–19.

Lazarus, D., Barron, J., Renaudie, J., Diver, P., and Türke, A. Cenozoic diatom diversity and correlation to climate change. PLOS One, 9(1):1–18.

Renaudie, J. A Synthesis of Antarctic Neogene radiolarians: taxonomy, macroevolution and biostratigraphy. PhD Thesis, Humboldt University, Berlin.


Cermeño, P., Castro-Bugallo, A., and Vallina, S. M. Diversification patterns of planktic foraminifera in the fossil record. Marine Micropalaeontology, 104:38–43.

Ezard, T. H. G., Thomas, G. H., and Purvis, A. Inclusion of a near-complete fossil record reveals speciation-related molecular evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(8):745–753.

Kotrc, B. Evolution of Silica Biomineralizing Plankton. PhD Thesis, Harvard, Cambridge, MA.

Mary, Y. Morphologic, biogeographic and ontogenetic investigation of Mid-Pliocene menardellids (planktonic foraminifera). PhD Thesis, University Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Mary, Y. and Knappertsbusch, M. W. Morphological variability of menardiform globorotalids in the Atlantic Ocean during Mid-Pliocene. Marine Micropaleontology, 101:180–193.

Renaudie, J. and Lazarus, D. B. On the accuracy of paleodiversity reconstructions: a case study in antarctic neogene radiolarians. Paleobiology, 39(03):491–509.


Andre, A., Weiner, A., Quillevere, F., Aurahs, R., Morard, R., Douady, C. J., de Garidel-Thoron, T., Escarguel, G., de Vargas, C., and Michal Kucera, M. The cryptic and the apparent reversed: lack of genetic differentiation within the morphologically diverse plexus of the planktonic foraminifer Globigerinoides sacculifer. Paleobiology, 39(1):21–39.

Hannisdal, B., Henderiks, J., and Liow, L. H. Long-term evolutionary and ecological responses of calcifying phytoplankton to changes in atmospheric CO2. Global Change Biology, 18(12):3504–3516.

Herrmann, S. and Thierstein, H. R. Cenozoic coccolith size changes— Evolutionary and/or ecological controls? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 333-334:92–106.

Lazarus, D., Weinkauf, M., and Diver, P. Pacman profiling: a simple procedure to identify stratigraphic outliers in high density deep-sea microfossil data. Paleobiology, 38(1):144–161.

Lloyd, G. T., Pearson, P. N., Young, J. R., and Smith, A. G. Sampling bias and the fossil record of planktonic foraminifera on land and in the deep sea. Paleobiology, 38(4):569–584.

Lloyd, G. T., Young, J. R., and Smith, A. B. Taxonomic structure of the fossil record is shaped by sampling bias. Systematic Biology, 60:1–10.

Suto, I., Kawamura, K., Hagimoto, S., Teraishi, A., and Tanaka, Y. Changes in upwelling mechanisms drove the evolution of marine organisms. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 339-341:39–51.

van Dam, J. A. Scanning the fossil record: stratophenomics and the generation of primary evolutionary-ecological data. Evolutionary Ecology, 26(3):449–463.


Aze, T., Ezard, T. H. G., Purvis, A., Coxall, H., Stewart, D. R. M., Wade, B. S., and Pearson, P. N. A phylogeny of Cenozoic macroperforate planktonic foraminifera from fossil data. Biological Reviews, 86(4):900–927.

Cermeño, P. Marine planktonic microbes survived climatic stabilities in the past. Proc. R. Society B., 279:474–479.

Ezard, T. H. G., Aze, T., Pearson, P. N., and Purvis, A. Interplay between changing climate and species’ ecology drives macroevolutionary dynamics. Science, 332:349–351.

Lazarus, D. The deep-sea microfossil record of macroevolutionary change in plankton and its study. In Smith, A. and McGowan, A., (Eds), Comparing the Geological and Fossil Records: Implications for Biodiversity Studies, pages 141–166. The Geological Society, London.

Lloyd, G. T., Smith, A. G., and Young, J. R. Quantifying the deep-sea rock and fossil record bias using coccolithophores. In McGowan, A. J. and Smith, A. G., editors, Comparing the Geological and Fossil Records: Implications for Biodiversity Studies, pages 167–178. Geological Society, London.

Powell, M. and MacGregor, J. A geographic test of species selection using planktonic foraminifera during the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinction. Paleobiology, 37(3):426–437.

Sadler, P. M. and Cervato, C. Data and tools for geologic timelines and timescales. In Keller, G. R. and Baru, C., editors, Geoinformatics: Cyberinfrastructure for the Solid Earth Sciences, pages 145–165.


Crux, J. A., Gary, A., Gard, G., and Ellington, W. E. Recent advances in the application of biostratigraphy to hydrocarbon exploration and production. In Ratcliffe, K. T. and Zaitlin, B., editors, Application of Modern Stratigraphic Techniques: Theory and Case Histories, pages 57–80. SEPM.

Finkel, Z. V. and Kotrc, B. Silica use through time: macroevolutionary change in the morphology of the diatom frustule. Geomicrobiology Journal, 27:596–608.

Hayward, B., Sabaa, A., Thomas, E., Kawagata, S., Nomura, R., Schröder-Adams, C., Gupta, A., and Johnson, K. Cenozoic record of elongate, cylindrical, deep-sea benthic foraminifera in the Indian Ocean (ODP Sites 722, 738, 744, 758 and 763). Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 40(1):113–133.

Liow, L. H., Skaug, H. J., Ergon, T., and Schweder, T. Global occurrence trajectories of microfossils: environmental volatility and the rise and fall of individual species. Paleobiology, 36(2):224–252.

Marx, F. G. and Uhen, M. D. Climate, critters, and cetaceans: Cenozoic drivers of the evolution of modern whales. Science, 327:993–996.

Renaudie, J., Danelian, T., Saint-Martin, S., Le Callonec, L., and Tribovillard, N. Siliceous phytoplankton response to a middle Eocene warming event recorded in the tropical Atlantic (Demerara Rise, ODP Site 1260a). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 286(3-4):121–134.


Cermeño, P. and Falkowski, P. G. Controls on diatom biogeography in the ocean. Science, 325:1539–1541.

Fils, D., Cervato, C., Reed, J., Diver, P., Tang, X., Bohling, G., and Greer, D. CHRONOS architecture: Experiences with an open-source services- oriented architecture for geoinformatics. Computers & Geosciences, 35(4):774–782.

Frada, M., Percopo, I., Young, J., Zingone, A., de Vargas, C., and Probert, I. First observations of the heterococcolithophore-holococcolithophore life cycle combinations in the family Pontosphaeraceae (Calcihaptophycideae, Haptophyta). Marine Micropalaeontology, 71:20–27.

Lazarus, D. B., Kotrc, B., Wulf, G., and Schmidt, D. N. Radiolarians decreased silicification as an evolutionary response to reduced cenozoic ocean silica availability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(23):9333–9338.

Rabosky, D. L. and Sorhannus, U. Diversity dynamics of marine planktonic diatoms across the Cenozoic. Nature, 247:183–187.


Cody, R. D., Levy, R. H., Harwood, D. M., and Sadler, P. M. Thinking outside the zone: High-resolution quantitative diatom biochronology for the Antarctic Neogene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 260:92–121.

Foote, M., Crampton, J. S., Beu, A. G., and Cooper, R. A. On the bidirectional relationship between geographic range and taxonomic duration. Paleobiology, 34(4):421–433.

Henderiks, J. and Pagani, M. Coccolithophore cell size and the Paleogene decline in atmospheric CO2. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269:575– 583.

Lazarus, D., Hollis, C., and Apel, M. Patterns of opal and radiolarian change in the Antarctic mid-Paleogene: clues to the origin of the Southern Ocean. Micropaleontology, 54(1):41–48.


Allen, A. E. and Savage, V. M. Setting the absolute tempo of biodiversity dynamics. Ecology Letters, 10(7):637–646.

Finkel, Z. V., Sebbo, J., Feist-Burkhardt, S., Irwin, A., Katz, M. E., Schofield, O., Young, J., and Falkowski, P. G. A universal driver of macroevolutionary change in the size of marine phytoplankton over the Cenozoic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(51):20416–20420.

Kucera, M. Planktonic foraminifera as tracers of past oceanic environments. In Hillaire-Marcel, C. and de Vernal, A., editors, Proxies in Late Cenozoic Paleoceanography, pages 213–262. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Kucera, M. and Schönfeld, J. The origin of modern oceanic foraminiferal faunas and Neogene climate change. In Williams, M., Haywood, A. M., Gregory, F. J., and Schmidt, D. N., editors, Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies, pages 409–425. The Geological Society, London.

Liow, L. H. and Stenseth, N. C. The rise and fall of species: implications for macroevolutionary and macroecological studies. Proc. Royal Society B, 274(1626):2745–2752.

McPeek, M. The macroevolutionary consequences of ecological differences among species. Palaeontology, 50(1):111–129.

Muttoni, G. and Kent, D. Widespread formation of cherts during the early Eocene climatic optimum. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 253(3-4):348–362.


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