Speaker Series 2018: Eocene Vertebrate Fauna and Flora in Canada’s High Arctic

Eocene sediments for the Eureka Sound Group in Canada’s Arctic Archipelago preserve evidence of lush rain forests. The Eocene Epoch, 56 - 33.9 million years , was characterized by the rapid diversification of mammals. Alligators, turtles, birds and a large diversity of mammals, including early primates, tapirs, and hippo-like Coryphodon, inhabited the rain forests of … Continue reading Speaker Series 2018: Eocene Vertebrate Fauna and Flora in Canada’s High Arctic

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Speaker Series 2016: British Columbia’s Eocene Lakes and Forests: New Perspectives on Temperate Islands from a Past Greenhouse World

  British Columbia's Eocene Lakes and Forests: New Perspectives on Temperate Islands from a Past Greenhouse World Dr. David R. Greenwood, Brandon University, Manitoba During the early Eocene, about 55 to 50 million years ago, warm climates extended into Canada’s Arctic as far north as Ellesmere Island, supporting biologically rich forests of conifers, broadleaf trees, … Continue reading Speaker Series 2016: British Columbia’s Eocene Lakes and Forests: New Perspectives on Temperate Islands from a Past Greenhouse World