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William Foster

William Foster
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


Extinction selectivity during the latest Permian mass extinction


  • Dunhill, A.M., Foster, W.J., Scirribas, J., and Twitchett, R.J. 2018. Functional diversity of marine ecosystems across the Late Triassic Mass Extinction. Palaeontology 61 (1), 133-148.
  • Foster, W.J. and Sebe, K. 2017. Recovery and diversification of marine communities following the late Permian mass extinction event in the western Palaeotethys. Global and Planetary Change 155, 165-177.
  • Martindale, R.C., Foster, W.J., and Velledits, F. In Press. Survival, recovery, and diversification of reef ecosystems following the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Foster, W.J., Danies, S., Price, G.D., and Twitchett, R.J. 2017. Subsequent biotic crises delay the recovery from the late Permian mass extinction event in the Werfen Formation. PLoS One 12, e0172321.
  • Foster, W.J., Danies, S., and Twitchett, R.J. 2017. A silicified Early Triassic marine assemblage from Svalbard. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 15, 851-877.
  • Foster, W.J., Danise, S., Sedlacek, A., Price, G.D., Hips, K., and Twitchett, R.J. 2015. Environmental controls on the post-Permian recovery of benthic, tropical marine ecosystems in the western Palaeotethys (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 440, 374-394.
  • Foster, W.J. and Twitchett, R.J. 2014. Functional diversity of marine ecosystems after the late permian mass extinction event. Nature Geoscience 7, 233-238.
  • Twitchett, R.J., and Foster, W.J. 2012. Post-Permian Radiation. Encylopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley and Sons.
  • Foster, W.J., Armynot du Chatelet, E., Rogerson, M. 2012. Testing benthic foraminiferal distributions as a contemporary quantitative approach to biomonitoring estuarine heavy metal pollution. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64 (5), 1039-1048.