"With an in-depth look at how ancient environments affected evolution, this book focuses in on the long-term macro-evolutionary changes revealed through fossil records. Beginning with the initial research studies of Charles Darwin, biologists, paleontologists, researchers, and students are attempting to grasp the underlying concepts of how the mechanisms by which ecological patterns and evolutionary processes work." -- Southeastern Naturalist "The overall discussion if far reaching..."
One of the most important questions we can ask about life is "Does ecology matter?"
This book examines the mechanisms by which ecology matters in the context of patterns that play out over millions of years and looks at how ancient environments affected evolution.