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Paleontology in the Twenty-first Century

David Jablonski

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0026
Paleontology in the Twenty-first Century

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This chapter presents the author's view of the current state of paleontology as one of the leaders of the current generation of paleobiologists. It identifies six major areas for investigation that will define the future of paleobiology and stresses the need for continued efforts to unite paleobiology with the wider community of evolutionary biology. This chapter also provides an important manifesto for students and practitioners of paleobiology.

Keywords: paleobiology; evolutionary biology; paleontology; paleobiologists

Chapter.  18196 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palaeontology

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