Paleobiology

2014 Dec 04

Paleobiology Seminar: "Diastem Didactic: Some Recent Advances in Late Cretaceous Geochronology, Chronostratigraphy, and OAE Studies"

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Haller Hall (Geology Museum 102)

The Geobiology/Paleobiology Seminar Series is jointly hosted by OEB and EPS

Speaker: Dr. Brad Sageman (Northwestern University)

Abstract:

In 1917, Joseph Barrell published a paper titled "Rhythms and the Measurements of Geologic Time" in which he proposed that the sedimentary record was made up of more surfaces representing missing time than rock representing recorded time....

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2014 Nov 13

Geobiology Seminar: "How salty was the sea? New constraints on seawater chemistry from ancient evaporites"

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Haller Hall (Geology Museum 102)

The Geobiology/Paleobiology Seminar Series is jointly hosted by OEB and EPS

Speaker: Dr. Clara Blattler (Princeton University)

Abstract:

It is surprising that we cannot robustly answer the question: “Why is the sea salty?” The major-...

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2014 Sep 11

Paleobiology Seminar: "Mesozoic Tectonics, Oceanic Anoxic Events, and the Evolution of Planktic Foraminifera"

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Haller Haller (Geology Museum 102)

The Geobiology/Paleobiology Seminar Series is jointly hosted by OEB and EPS.  

Speaker: Dr. Mark Leckie (UMass-Amherst)

Abstract:

Global tectonics had a profound influence on climate, weathering, sea level, and seawater chemistry during Mesozoic time. The linkages between tectonic activity, planktic foraminiferal evolution and environmental...

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2014 Apr 10

Sources and Sinks of Marine Biodiversity in Deep and Shallow Time

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

MCZ 101 Seminar Room

Paleobiolory Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Wolfgang Kiessling (Erlangen, Germany)

Abstract:
Identifying regions and environmental settings in which the rates of evolution are greater or lower than average is a major quest in macroevolution. Most commonly, areas with high biodiversity are interpreted as cradles of evolution whereas areas with...
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