Our beastly past: vertebrate responses to abrupt climate change during the last 60,000 years in Britain
|Starts:||18:00 6 Feb 2020|
|Ends:||19:00 6 Feb 2020|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
The 2020 William Boyd Dawkins Lecture
Our beastly past: vertebrate responses to abrupt
climate change during the last 60,000 years in Britain.
Move, adapt or die? The extreme impacts of Ice Age climate change caused the major reorganisation of animal communities in northern Europe through species origination, evolution, extinction and movement, with Britain the home of hippos and elephants, arctic fox and reindeer at different times. For over a decade, Professor Danielle Schreve from Royal Holloway University of London has been excavating new cave sites that are yielding fascinating insights into animal responses to very abrupt climate change during the last Ice Age. Her lecture will tell the story of changing landscapes, fauna and early humans in the face of climate change and conclude how this information can be used to support modern conservation initiatives.
Prof. Danielle Schreve is a world expert on the fossil mammal record from the last 2.6 million years, based at the Centre for Quaternary Research in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Thurs 6th February 2020, 6-7pm
University Place, Th A, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, M13 9PL
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The 2020 William Boyd Dawkins Lecture is a joint Department of Geography and Manchester Museum event
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