The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 82, Issue 24, pages 268–269, 12 June 2001
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2001), The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(24), 268–269, doi:10.1029/EO082i024p00268-02.(
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The Cambrian radiation is one of the most exciting and controversial events in the fossil record. It was marked by a sudden abundance of shells, the first steep rise in plots of diversity through time, and the appearance of the fabulous soft-bodied fossils of the Burgess Shale in British Columbia and elsewhere in the world. The Cambrian radiation was also the subject of Steve Gould's Wonderful Life and Simon Conway Morris's Crucible of Creation.. The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation is a long-awaited compilation that tackles one of the more impenetrable parts of the story. Interpretations of ecology are, after all, characteristically equivocal in rocks of this age.