Sack Lunch Seminar Series (SLS): Elizabeth Sibert (Harvard)

Speaker: 
Elizabeth Sibert (Harvard)
Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
54-915

A history from the bottom of the sea: Fish, Microfossils, Marine Ecosystems, and Global Change Short

Ray-finned fishes are the most diverse group of vertebrates on the planet today, and are ubiquitous in marine ecosystems. However, this wasn't always the case. In this talk, I will discuss the evolutionary and ecological history of fish and sharks, and their evolving role in pelagic marine ecosystems over the past 85 million years, with a focus on the tiny microfossils they leave behind in marine sediments.

About the Series

The Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Sack Lunch Seminar Series is an informal seminar series within PAOC that focuses on more specialized topics than the PAOC Colloquium. Seminar topics include all research concerning the science of atmosphere, ocean and climate. The seminars usually take place on Wednesdays from 12-1pm in 54-915. The presentations are either given by an invited speaker or by a member of PAOC and can focus on new research or discussion of a paper of particular interest. Contact the 2018/2019: Mukund Gupta (guptam@mit.edu) and Martin Wolf (mjwolf@mit.edu).