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A Mathematical Model for Mass Extinction
This document discusses the history of mass extinctions throughout geologic time, their role in the evolutionary process, and a mathematical model that demonstrates how the evolutionary process might interact with environmental stresses to produce a distribution of extinctions similar to that seen in the fossil record.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Paleontology
  • Mathematics
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No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-615
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Cornell University, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics