Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Mass Extinctions and Ancient Climate Catastrophes

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Mass Extinctions and Ancient Climate Catastrophes

Basic Science Lights the Way  Spring 2022 Lecture Series

UC Berkeley is renowned for cutting-edge, curiosity-driven scientific research that results in paradigm-shifting discovery — fundamentally changing our understanding of nature, the universe, and ourselves. This tradition continues as strong as ever. Do you share our curiosity? The College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences and Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences invite you to join this series of enlightening virtual discussions, featuring our brilliant faculty and students.

Mass Extinctions and Ancient Climate Catastrophes
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 5:00 PM
What was the "Snowball Earth?" What caused the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period? An expert panel discusses the disasters of the distant past, and what the geological and fossil records tell us about the future.
Please register here in advance to join the Zoom meeting.
Moderated by Lisa White , Director of Education, UC Museum of Paleontology
Nicholas Swanson-Hysell , Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Science
Seth Finnegan , Associate Professor of Integrative Biology
Paul Renne , Professor in Residence, Earth & Planetary Science