Lecture 'What triggered the Ediacaran-Cambrian rise of animals?'

For whom
Students, Employees
When
02-05-2019 from 13:00 to 14:00
Where
Leszaal 1.1, Gebouw S8, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences
Contact
marc.debatist@ugent.be
Website
https://www.facebook.com/GeologieUGent/
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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Rachel Wood (University of Edinburgh) in the framework of the Special Lecture Tour 2019 of the International Association of Sedimentologists

Animals first appeared about 570 million years ago, with their rise culminating in the Cambrian Explosion and the diversification of carbonate skeletons. I will explore the environmental triggers which governed this revolution in life, particularly the role of oxygen, as well as changes in sedimentology, and the carbon cycle.

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