An Interview with David M. Raup

Edited by David Sepkoski and David M. Raup

in The Paleobiological Revolution

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226748610
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226748597 | DOI:
An Interview with David M. Raup

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This chapter presents the text of an interview with David M. Raup, one of the most important theoretical paleontologists of his generation and a major architect of the paleobiological revolution. Raup discusses his background, interests, and influences and describes some of the major events in his career. He also describes his involvement in major debates over macroevolution and extinction throughout the 1970s and 1980s and his pioneering work in computer-based simulation and analysis of fossil data.

Keywords: David M. Raup; theoretical paleontologist; paleobiological revolution; macroevolution; extinction; computer-based simulation; fossil data

Chapter.  4630 words. 

Subjects: Palaeontology

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