biodiversification


Also found in: Dictionary.

biodiversification

(bī′ō-dĭ-vûr′sə-fĭ-kā′shən, -dī-)
n.
The process by which biodiversity develops or is increased within a region or a group of organisms.

bi′o·di·ver′si·fied adj.
References in periodicals archive ?
This Proterozoic/early Phanerozoic ecological context provides an important perspective with which to evaluate any attempt to explain Cambrian biodiversification.
These Neoproterozoic representatives require that any comprehensive look at the Cambrian "explosion" must expand the time frame of this biodiversification event into one that took place over several tens of millions of years and involved a cascade of ecosystem transformations pushing a series of turnovers in major ecological actors.
The Ordovician biodiversification: setting and agenda for marine life.
This is a contribution to the IGCP653: The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.
Droser (1991) showed that the abundance of Skolithos pipe-rocks decreased after the Cambrian as a result of physical and biological factors associated with the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.
This paper is a contribution to IGCP 653 'The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event'.
Details of the activities of IUGS/UNESCO International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 591 The Early to Middle Palaeozoic Revolution--Bridging the Gap between the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event and the Devonian Terrestrial Revolution may be found on the IGCP 591 website (www.igcp591.org).
The Great Ordovician Biodiversification is manifested on the South China Plate by pulsed three main diversification phases and a Katian diversity climax (Zhan et al.
Predatory pressure increased during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event, and this correlates with the apparent independent evolution of nacre in many groups of molluscs (Vendrasco et al.
The main objective of IUGS/UNESCO International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 591 The Early to Middle Palaeozoic Revolution-Bridging the Gap between the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event and the Devonian Terrestrial Revolution is to significantly improve our ability to correlate the stratigraphic record of Early to Middle Palaeozoic climate, biodiversity and planetary change so that we may better understand the cause-and-effect relationships within the ocean-atmosphere-biosphere Earth System (aims and activities on www.igcp591.org).
This paper is a contribution to IGCP Project 591 'The Early to Middle Palaeozoic Revolution--Bridging the Gap between the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event and the Devonian Terrestrial Revolution'.
Full browser ?