Lyell Meeting 2018: Mass extinctions

Date: 07-Mar-18 to 07-Mar-18
Location: The Geological Society / London / United Kingdom
Category: Energy Conferences & Trade Fairs

The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth and environmental sciences. Recent, major advances have come from a broad spectrum of fields, including atmospheric modelling, high-precision age dating, volcanology, geochemistry, stratigraphy and palaeontology. The meeting aims to highlight these achievements and showcases the improved understanding we now have of the great environmental catastrophes of the past.

The 2018 Lyell Meeting provides a platform to assess the current stratigraphic and geochemical records of environmental change during mass extinction events and the role of atmospheric climate modelling in understanding the causes of the crises. The goal is to evaluate the relative importance of environmental changes in major episodes of species extinctions, and to further explore the mechanisms that link these proximal kill mechanisms to the ultimate drivers, such as large igneous province eruptions and meteorite impacts.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear research developments happening in diverse disciplines applied to all mass extinction events.

The deadline for abstracts is 1 December 2017. Please see the website for further details.


Prof Mike Benton (University of Bristol), Dr Sofie Lindström (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland)

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