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The Paleobiological RevolutionEssays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology$
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David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226748610

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001

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An Interview with David M. Raup

An Interview with David M. Raup

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(p.459) Chapter Twenty-Four An Interview with David M. Raup
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The Paleobiological Revolution
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David Sepkoski, David M. Raup
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0025

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

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