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October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

EEPS Seminar:  Seth Finnegan, U. C. Berkeley

Abstract Title:  Problems and Progress in Understanding the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction


The Late Ordovician Mass Extinction was one of the largest extinction events in the history of the marine realm.  The extinction has long been known to roughly coincide with major climatic and oceanographic transitions, but understanding of the causal mechanisms of extinction has been impeded by (1) uncertainties regarding the nature, timing, and magnitude of environmental changes, and (2) the lack of a clear pattern of selective extinction. I will discuss recent work that aims to overcome these limitations by integrating insights from geochemistry, macrostatigraphy, and paleobiogeography.



October 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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100 Keith-Wiess Geological Laboratories
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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