If this is the case for plants more generally, extinctions might result in little loss of plant evolutionary history. However, loss of evolutionary history, measured in millions of years, might not reflect losses of functional diversity, which is critical for maintaining ecosystem processes. Under a punctuated model of evolution, in which trait differences accrue in bursts at speciation, the number of branches lost is more important than their summed lengths, and the impact of extinctions might be much greater for both plants and vertebrates.
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I've now finished Cordelia Fine's newest book, Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society. The former book is more about brain structure and the latter about hormones, but since hormones affect behaviors mediated through the brain, it’s basically the same egalitarian thesis. I've also read her earlier work, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference, so I've polished off both of her highly-regarded books on sex differences in behavior. Fine’s lesson is that the sex differences we do see are overwhelmingly the result of cultural influences (read: males enforcing behavior differences).