Join a lively group of experts present evidence for mass extinctions in the geological record and share thoughts on the future of humanity.
This event comprises six unique talks and a one hour discussion given by global extinction experts. The event will focus on decrypting the great extinctions, key similarities and patterns that could possibly inform us about what Earth has instore for us.
Program of presenters:
David A.T. Harper
Introduction to the International Chronostratigraphic Chart (IUGS): a framework for the recognition and understanding of mass extinctions.
Michael J. Benton (Chair)
The significance of mass extinctions in the history of life.
AI algorithms and supercomputer searches of stratigraphic records for Earth’s hidden extinctions.
Recognition of high-latitude extinctions during the Devonian crises: challenges and future perspectives.
Vegetation collapse and recovery through the greatest mass extinction crisis of all time.
A spring-time apocalypse at the KPg boundary.
The rise and decline of the Pleistocene megafauna.
Palaeontology’s contribution to understanding biodiversity loss and climate change impacts.