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The Early Evolution of Modern Marine Ecosystems: Post-Permian Radiation by Dr William Foster (UCD) – Sept. 16th at 6pm on Zoom.
September 16, 20206:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William is currently an assistant professor of paleobiology at the University College Dublin, but at the end of the year he will be moving to the University of Hamburg where he will be building a new research group funded by the German Research Foundation.
He has also previously held postdoc positions at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin, University of Texas at Austin, the Natural History Museum, London, and Nagoya University in Japan.
His research focuses on the causes and consequences of mass extinctions on the evolution of life, with a special focus on the end-Permian mass extinction. Principally, he focuses on paleontological methods, but actively utilises ‘big data’, machine learning algorithms, and statistics in his research – whilst also collaborating with other disciplines such as geochemistry and sedimentology.