2014 Workshops

Written in stone: life and death in the fossil record/ Mass extinctions


Thursday, 20 March 2014




Lapworth Museum and Earth Imaging Lab

Mass extinctions have dramatically shaped the history of life, creating biological revolutions that radically reshaped global ecosystems. This interactive event will explore the causes (e.g. asteroid impacts, climate change) of mass extinctions and their impacts on the evolution of life. In particular, we will explore the end-Cretaceous extinction, which killed the dinosaurs, and the end-Permian extinction, which wiped out nearly all life.