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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kiessling: “Dusting off palaeontology – new research in an old subject”, Monday 2 December, 6:30 p.m

Carola Radke, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Palaeontology, the ‘study of ancient life’, has been making a significant contribution to our understanding of the natural world for over 200 years. One of the greatest achievements of palaeontological research has been to confirm the extinction of species as fact and to confirm Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Long derided as a purely descriptive discipline, palaeontology now successfully focuses on major issues of the future such as the influence of climate on organisms and ecosystems. This topic will be highlighted as part of the FAU’s “Wissenschaft im Schloss” series of events.

Wolfgang Kießling, palaeontologist at FAU and co-author of the next World Climate Report, presents the latest findings and developments in the field and invites his audience to participate.

When and where?

Monday 2 December 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Aula des Erlanger Schlosses, Schlossplatz 4, Erlangen

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