Dr. Peter Roopnarine poses next to fossilized saber-toothed cat

Fossils, Ecosystems, and Ecological Regeneration: Explaining the Past, Predicting the Future
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 7 pm
Morrison Planetarium and via livestream
Free with advance reservations

Learn more about the rise and fall of ancient ecosystems and understand how ecosystems today may respond to human-driven crises, such as biodiversity loss and climate change. In this lecture, the Academy's Curator of Geology, Dr. Peter Roopnarine, will discuss his team’s research in understanding environmental resilience from surviving Earth's greatest mass extinction to regenerating the function of an extinct marine mammal.

This lecture is part of the Claire Matzger Lilienthal Distinguished Lecture Series.


About Peter Roopnarine

Dr. Peter Roopnarine writes equations on a window in his office

Dr. Peter Roopnarine is the Academy's curator of geology and a world-renowned expert on paleontology, deep time, and the evolution of ecological systems.


Health and safety

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About IBSS

The mission of the Academy's Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS) is to gather new knowledge about life's diversity and the process of evolution—and to rapidly apply that understanding to our efforts to sustain life on Earth.