Evolution and adaptation of calcareous nannoplankton to Plio-Pleistocene oceanographic environments

  • Date: –15:30
  • Location: Geocentrum Hambergsalen
  • Lecturer: Luc Beaufort (CNRS-Université Aix-Marseille, France)
  • Organiser: Graham Budd/ ECORD
  • Contact person: Graham Budd
  • Seminarium

We are pleased to welcome Luc Beaufort to our Department when he will give his talk on "Evolution and adaptation of calcareous nannoplankton to Plio-Pleistocene oceanographic environments"

Since the late 1990’s, Luc Beaufort has been at the forefront of pioneering developments in microscopy (automation) and computing (Artificial Neural Network / deep learning methods) that allow fast collection of large datasets that inform us on how biological adaptation is linked to past climate change and the carbon cycle, as well as how these time series can improve our calibrations of the Geological Time Scale.

So, whether you are interested in automated microscopy techniques, minerals (calcite birefringence!), rock-forming organisms and their evolution, past climates and ocean environments … there is “something for everyone”, and you are welcome to attend!

NOTE: The talk is scheduled before the Election hustings and TGIF that follow straight after, also in Hambergsalen.

There will be fika BEFORE the talk from 14:00 onwards.

Since 2007, ECORD (European Consortium of Ocean Research Drilling) has been sponsoring an international lecture series given by leading scientists involved with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The ECORD Distinguished Lecturer Programme (ECORD DLP) is designed to bring the exciting scientific discoveries of the IODP to geosciences communities in ECORD and non-ECORD countries.