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Rhythms of the Jurassic (lecture)

Thursday, 11 February 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lecture Theatre, Gregory Building
c/o School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 8QQ United Kingdom

Professor Stephen Hesselbo, Cambourne School of Mines

Joint Celebrity Lecture with Edinburgh Geological Society

The combination of traditional stratigraphy, increasingly sophisticated new geochemical methods and the generation of long continuous sedimentary records is yielding new insights into the history of environmental change during supposed “greenhouse” times in Earth history.  In this lecture I will explore with new data the competing cyclic influences on Jurassic Earth history, with a particular emphasis on the carbon cycle and the formation of black shales.