Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction

‘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.
Source: FS – All – Ecology – News 2
Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction