Global Change Paleobiology. The future for paleontology

Data: 
Martedì, 12 Febbraio, 2013 - 16:30
Aula: 
Aula Arduino
Relatore: 
Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling
Abstract: 

 

Paleontologists have long claimed to use the history of life to predict the

future, but rarely do so in an explicit way. To secure long-term survival of

the discipline, we need to develop a research program that contributes

directly to current problems associated with global change. Global Change

Paleobiology is the science of linking large-scale patterns in the fossil

record with global environmental change and has the aim to inform ecologists

and conservation biologists on expected ecological and evolutionary impacts

of global warming and habitat loss.

Afferenza: 
Erlangen University
Proponente: 
Viviana Frisone
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