Seminar – Breathless throughout time: oxygen, temperature, and animals across Earth’s history

Dr. Erik Sperling, Stanford University
Presenting: "Breathless through time: oxygen, temperature, and animals across Earth's history"

MLML Seminar | February 23rd, 2023 at 4pm

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My research interests are Earth history and the evolution of life, and the interactions between the biosphere and the geosphere. As such this research can generally be considered paleontology, insofar as paleontology encompasses all aspects of the history of life. My research incorporates multiple lines of evidence, and multiple tools, to investigate questions in the history of life. These lines of evidence include fossil data, molecular phylogenetics, sedimentary geochemistry, and ecological and physiological data from modern organisms. Ultimately, the goal is to link environmental change with organismal and ecological response through the lens of physiology.