Extinctions: Past and Present

I'm a paleontologist based in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Cape Town and I'm interested in reconstructing the biology of extinct animals. Most paleontologists study the anatomy and the biology of these bones, but my research involves looking within the bones - that is the microscopic structure of the bones. Interestingly enough they survived three of the five big mass extinction events that rocked this planet. The mounting extinction threats that biodiversity on our planet is facing suggest that we are currently living in the sixth extinction. Join our course and come and learn about the five big mass extinction events that our planet faced and come hear also about the sixth extinction that biodiversity is currently facing.

score79

Similar Courses

Explore similar courses based on this course
75

The Impact of Nursing

by University of Liverpool

FutureLearn
76

Masterpieces of World Literature

by Harvard University

edX