1. How is Milankovitch climatic forcing expressed over latitude in continental settings?
2. What is the relationship of Large Igneous Provinces to Mass Extinctions?
3. What is the relationship between LIP's and initiation of seafloor spreading and rift basin development?
4. What is the structure and tempo of mass extinctions in continental environments over geography?
5. What is the time scale of the Early Jurassic and how can we develop high-resolution time scale for the Early Mesozoic?
6. What are the global biogeochemical consequences of mass extinctions?