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The blackeye goby (Rhinogobiops nicholsii) is member of the Gobiaria, one of the six major acanthomorph clades where divergences among major lineages coincides with the Cretaceous-Palaeogene transition. The stunning diversity of morphologies and ecologies found in modern marine fishes may reflect in large part post-exinction ecological recovery. Photo by Daniel Geiger.

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Alfaro, M. E. et al. Explosive diversification of marine fishes at the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 2, 688-696 (2018).

Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.