October 27, 2017


Pincelli M. Hull
Assistant Professor Department of Geology and Geophysics
Yale University

Over the last 66 million years there have been numerous perturbations and changes in Cenozoic oceans, from rapid global warming to asteroid impact and glaciation. An key challenge in interpreting these archives is that the fossilized remains of organisms are used to track both environmental and biotic change. In this talk, I will show how the incorporation of a number of biological tools and perspectives, from phylogenetic reconstructions tomorphometrics and population dynamics, can provide new insight into the past dynamics of ocean ecosystems.