Upcoming Talks

Andy Fraass

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University of Victoria, Canada

November 30, 2021

Towards a more holistic understanding of microfossil records and evolution.

In this talk I will attempt to discuss both the evolutionary record of microfossils and their impact on the marine sedimentary record. For a long time, micropaleontological study was silo’d into individual groups; foram workers study forams, radiolarian workers study radiolarians. I will discuss recent efforts to analyze these groups together, showing findings from examining a series of Plio-Pleistocene records of foram size and carbonate mass accumulation, and another study using PyRate to look at the macroevolutionary rates of all four of the main groups (diatoms, radiolarians, calcareous nannofossils, and planktic foraminifera). Lastly, I’ll discuss a current effort working to take data from the IODP sources and move it into two existing databases (Macrostrat and the Paleobiology Database), and our hopes to extend this line of research.

Pal(a)eoPanel Discussion:

December 7, 2021

Navigating Grad School


Dr. Jorge Cardich (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru),

Dr. Gabi Serrrato-Marks (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA),

Dr. Flavia Boscolo-Galazzo (University of Bergen, Norway),

Dr. Advait Jukar (Yale University, USA),

Dr. Pedro Monarrez (Stanford University, USA),

Dr. Tripti Bhattacharya (Syracuse University, USA),

Dr. Omar Rafael Regalado Fernández (Universität Tübingen, Germany) !

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