Peter Mayhew (biologist)
Peter Mayhew is a British biologist at the University of York in the United Kingdom. He is the lead author of a study showing a long-term association between global temperature and biodiversity, origination, and extinction in the fossil record. This study demonstrated that biodiversity tends to be relatively low during greenhouse phases in Earth history and that extinction rates (including mass extinctions) tend to be higher. On the basis of this work he was nominated as one of the "Great Britons of 2007". He is also author of a textbook on evolutionary ecology.
- Mayhew, P. J.; Jenkins, G. B.; Benton, T. M. (7 January 2008). "A long term association between global temperature and biodiversity, origination and extinction in the fossil record". Proceedings of the Royal Society B. London: Royal Society. 275 (1630): 47–53. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1302. PMC 2562410. PMID 17956842.
- Borenstein, Seth (24 October 2007). "Warmer seas spark extinction worries". Toronto Star. Retrieved 1 January 2008.
- "Great Britons". Retrieved 1 January 2007.
- Mayhew, Peter J (2006). Discovering Evolutionary Ecology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-857060-8. OCLC: 62133413 .