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1999-2000 Program and Lecture Series

1999-2000 Program and Lecture Series

EVOLUTION OF PHANEROZIC LIFE ON EARTH -- The Last 540 Ma (Million Years)

Free lectures and labs are held at 7:30 PM, Monday, on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. For weather cancellations or more information, call 612-724-2101.

27 Sep 99

 

Fall Annual Meeting - Program: slides from summer field trips.
Dinner at 5 PM / Meeting at 7 PM. - Old Country Buffet, Maplewood
(612) 779-1957.

Theme:

Lecture

 EVOLUTION OF PHANEROZIC LIFE ON EARTH -- The Last 540 Ma 

11 Oct. 99

1

Overview of Evolution During the Phanerozoic Eon                      
Robert E. Sloan, PhD (Geology Department, U of M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75 

25 Oct. 99

2.

Causes of Evolutionary Changes -- Mutations, Speciation, 
and Adaptive Radiation  
Robert M. Zink, PhD (Bell Museum of Natural History, U of M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75 

1 Nov. 99

 

Laboratory: Sedimentary Rocks                                                     
Rick Uthe (Geological Society of Minnesota)
Location to be announced.

8 Nov. 99

3.

Origin and Evolution of Ancient Life --Archean and Proterozoic Eons               
Clinton Cowan, PhD (Geology Department, Carleton College)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75 

22 Nov. 99

4.

Plate Tectonics During the Paleozoic Era (540-225 Ma) 
Setting the Stage                                                                           
Christian Teyssier, PhD (Geology Department, U of M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75 

29 Nov. 99

 

Laboratory : Fossil Identification                                                  
Rick Uthe (Geological Society of Minnesota)
Location to be announced.

6 Dec. 99

4.

Early Paleozoic Era -- Invertebrate Animals and Fish: 
Conquest of the Seas
                                                                     
Anthony C. Runkel, PhD (Minnesota Geological Survey)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75 

24 Jan. 2000

6.

Late Paleozoic Era -- Land Plants, Insects, Amphibians, 
 and Reptiles :
Conquest of the Land                                             
Ray Rogers, PhD (Geology Department, Macalester College)
 Amundson Hall: Room B-75

31 Jan. 2000

 

Laboratory : Interpreting Ancient Environments Using Rocks
 and Fossils
Rick Uthe (Geological Society of Minnesota)
Location to be announced.

7 Feb. 2000

7.

Plate Tectonics During the Mesozoic Era (225 - 65Ma) and
 Cenozoic Era (65 Ma - present) Development    of the Modem World                 Christian Teyssier, PhD (Geology Department, U of  M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75

21 Feb. 2000

      8.

Early Mesozoic Era -- Conifers, Mammal - Like Reptiles, 
and Early Dinosaurs
                                                                             
Kent C. Kirkby, PhD (Geology Department, U of M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75

6 Mar. 2000

9.

Late Mesozoic Era -- Dinosaur Heyday, Primitive Mammals,
 and Deciduous Plants                                                                         
Kent C. Kirkby, PhD (Geology Department, U of M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75

14 Mar. 2000

 

Laboratory: Reading Geologic Maps
Rick Uthe (Geological Society of Minnesota)

20 Mar. 2000

10.

Cretaceous Period -- Climate Changes and Mass Extinctions Robert E. Sloan, PhD (Geology Department, U of  M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75

3 Apr. 2000

11.

Tertiary Period -- Mammals and Glasses Take Over                            
Michael Middleton, PhD (Plant & Earth Science Dept. Univ. of Wisconsin,
 River Falls)     Amundson Hall: Room B-75

17 Apr. 2000

12

Origin and Evolution of Humans
Martha J. Tappen, PhD (Anthropology Department, U of  M)
Amundson Hall: Room B-75

1 May 2000

 

Kimball Memorial Banquet -- 
Pleistocene Glaciation and the Development of Earth's 
 Living Communities.  
Location to be announced.     
Edward J. Cushing, PhD (Ecology Department, U of M)