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EEB Thursday Seminar: Mammal diversification in relation to dynamic landscapes

Catherine Badgley, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Residential College, Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Museum of Paleontology, UM
Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:00-5:00 PM
1210 Chemistry Dow Lab Map
Topographically complex regions on land and in the oceans feature hotspots of diversity that reflect geological influences on ecological and evolutionary processes. Diversity across topographic gradients wax and wane over millions of years, tracking tectonic or climatic history. Neontological, paleontological, and geological data and approaches must be integrated to test alternative models of diversification along topographic gradients. I will present a case study of North American mammal diversity in relation to landscape history over the last 30 million years.
Building: Chemistry Dow Lab
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Biology, Ecology, Environment, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, EEB Thursday Seminars