Cenozoic Climate, Environment, and Mammalian Evolution in the New World


Recent advances in the methodologies of molecular genetics, paleoclimate analysis and modeling, and paleoaltimetry have resulted in a host of important discoveries in their respective fields. How does the evolution of the physical environment (climate, mountain uplift, hydrology, biogeochemistry) influence or, in some cases, even control the biological evolution of mammals. The geographic focus will be on the New World. The temporal focus will extend throughout the entire Cenozoic. Course will bring together a diverse set of scholars across campus to read, discuss, and formulate strategies for future research. Instructor: Baker, Kay, Roth
Cross-Listed As
  • BIOLOGY 710S
  • EOS 711S