Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction

Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction 2

‘Great Dying’ extinction survivors appear to have shared many of the same ecological roles as their predecessors, with one catch — there was a surge in the number of individuals with more modern traits. These hardy stand-outs did a better job of driving recovery, making ongoing ecological interactions more intense. Insights into this ancient marine system and its occupants can help guide modern conservation in identifying Earth’s most resilient species in the face of environmental stress. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190314151619.htm