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Science Advances  30 Oct 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 44, eabc9123
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc9123

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  • Received for publication May 20, 2020
  • Accepted for publication September 16, 2020
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  1. Samantha J. Gibbs1,*,,
  2. Paul R. Bown2,,
  3. Ben A. Ward1,,
  4. Sarah A. Alvarez3,2,
  5. Hojung Kim2,
  6. Odysseas A. Archontikis2,,
  7. Boris Sauterey4,
  8. Alex J. Poulton5,
  9. Jamie Wilson6 and
  10. Andy Ridgwell7
  1. 1Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK.
  2. 2Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
  3. 3University of Gibraltar, Europa Point Campus, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar.
  4. 4Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) 8197, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) U1024, 46 rue d’Ulm, F-75005 Paris, France.
  5. 5The Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK.
  6. 6School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, UK.
  7. 7Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: samantha.gibbs{at}
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN, UK.


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