The Chemistry and Geosciences Department and the Rochester Committee for Scientific Information are co-sponsoring "Mass Extinctions in Earth History" on Wednesday, April 29th at 7pm via Zoom @zoom address.
The lecture will be presented by Dr. D. Jeffrey Over, a faculty member of Geological Sciences at SUNY Geneseo. Please join and share with students! We recognize that there is a maximum number of 100 participants for a Zoom meeting, so the recorded presentation will be shared in a follow-up Trib announcement, in case anyone is locked-out of the live presentation, or unable to attend.
See attached flyer and bio below for additional information.
Dr. D. Jeffrey Over is an internationally known paleontologist at SUNY Geneseo whose main interest is using conodonts (tooth-like remains of extinct eel-like marine animals) as stratigraphic markers and correlation tools, especially for NY Devonian shale formations. Dr. Over has worked in many states, countries (such as Mongolia, Morocco, Canada), and on several continents in his quest to improve geological knowledge concerning geologic time boundaries and major extinction events in earth history. He has been closely involved with the Pander Society and is currently working on the revision of the New York State Devonian Stratigraphic Chart. He also teaches courses on the "History of Life" and "Dinosaurs". He received his Bachelor's Degree from Allegheny College in PA, Masters from the University of Alberta and PhD from Texas Tech.
SPONSOR: MCC Chemistry and Geosciences Department and the Rochester Committee for Scientific Information