Mon Nov 1, 02021, 10:00PM UTC
Andrew H. Knoll
Timescales and Contours of Extinctions: Past and Future
A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with Andrew Knoll, the Fisher Research Professor of Natural History at Harvard University and author of ‘A Brief History of Earth’ (02021).
Andy Knoll guided Long Now Boston participants through the geological history of the earth in less than an hour, highlighting the five mass extinctions events demonstrating the interconnection of geological, meteorological and biological Earth. Current climate trends may not seem so dramatic, but biological species are declining with record speed. The human species now gets to decide how to respond.
Andrew H. Knoll is the Fisher Research Professor of Natural History at Harvard University. Andrew attended Lehigh and Harvard and has served on the faculty of Oberlin and Harvard, where he has served as chair of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. An award-winning educator and author, Andy’s research focuses on the early evolution of life and Earth’s Precambrian environmental history. He has served on a number of Boards and Commissions, including the Board of the National Museum of Natural History and the subcommittee of the International Commission of Stratiography that established the Ediacaran Period. His latest book is A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters (02021)
Andrew H. Knoll
The complete presentation and Q&A for this event is available in this video.
For more information, check out Andy’s remarkable little book: A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters