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The Great Dying: what happened 250 million years ago? (lecture)

Thursday, 13 October 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 Rachel Wood, Chair of Carbonate Geoscience, University of Edinburgh

About 250 million years ago Earth saw the greatest mass extinction known, where over 90% of all marine life disappeared. What was the cause of this, and can we quantify its effects? More importantly, does this shed any light on what is happening in our seas today?