The project is led by Harriet B. Drage (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) and Stephen Pates (University of Cambridge, UK)
The geographic distribution of animals impacts a range of macroevolutionary trends.
The biotic interaction plays an important role in the evolution of groups through time. Organism-level associations or characteristic traces are the only direct evidence of biotic interactions in deep time. The available databases of fossil occurrences do not allow interaction data to be fully registered or exploited. Such data are reported in a non-standardized way for different organismal groups and time-slices, further limiting such databases to reach their full potential.
Workshop team: Lukas Laibl (Charles University, Czechia), Maria Gabriela Suárez (University Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Luis Collantes (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Adriane Lam (Binghamton University, USA), Jorge Esteve (University Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Kelsey Lucas (University of Calgary, Canada), Fernanda Serra (Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra, Argentina), Lewis A. Jones (Universidade de Vigo, Spain), Mark Nikolic (AMNH, USA)