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    Université de Fribourg

    The rise of angiosperms pushed conifers to decline during global cooling

    Condamine, Fabien L. ; Silvestro, Daniele ; Koppelhus, Eva B. ; Antonelli, Alexandre

    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, vol. 117, no. 46, p. 28867–28875

    Competition among species and entire clades can impact species diversification and extinction, which can shape macroevolutionary patterns. The fossil record shows successive biotic turnovers such that a dominant group is replaced by another. One striking example involves the decline of gymnosperms and the rapid diversification and ecological dominance of angiosperms in the Cretaceous. It is...