The r package divDyn for quantifying diversity dynamics using fossil sampling data

Authors: AT Kocsis, CJ Reddin, J Alroy, W Kiessling
Journal: Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10 (5), 735-743

CCATs Ádám and Carl introduce a new easily-accessible and open analytical toolbox for quantifying how biodiversity and rates of extinction and origination change in the fossil record. They illustrate its use by checking the reproducibility of several key paleontological hypotheses, such as the statement that there were five mass extinctions.

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