The Warm Fuzzies: Mammals and Climate Change in the Eocene of North America

Speaker Series 2015:  “The Warm Fuzzies: Mammals and Climate Change in the Eocene of North America”

The Eocene Epoch (~55.5 to 35 million years ago) encompasses a number of significant climatic events in addition to well-documented immigration and extinction events that played an integral part in determining the current distribution of mammals across North America. Fossils found on the American Plains and in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park areas play a key role in determining what happened during that time period.

In his presentation, Dr. Alexander Dutchak from the University of Calgary discusses some of the methods used to identify climatic and mammalian faunal variability in the rock record and how these geologic signatures relate to one another across central North America during the Eocene Epoch.

 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Speaker Series talks are free and held every Thursday from January to April 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Museum auditorium. Please visit the website for more information about upcoming speakers.

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