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The give and take of biodiversity: Mass extinctions

This lecture is part of the series 'Blood from a stone: A fossil history of life, death and the mayhem in between' by the Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington

Over the past 600 million years, the Earth has experienced a series of massive extinction events.

They’ve caused—amongst other things—the end of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and the extinction of 95% of marine species 250 million years ago.

Palaeontologist Associate Professor Mike Hannah will explore these events, which have forever changed the course of life on Earth. He’ll ask questions like; how many mass extinctions have there been? How devastating were they? What triggered them? And are we living through one today?

This event is free
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Mike Hannah

Associate Professor


Kamala's theatre, Wellington Zoo
200 Daniell St

6:30pm Tue 9 July, 2019 - 7:30pm Tue 9 July, 2019