Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Zumberge Hall (ZHS), 130
3651 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
The USC Paleosciences Research Consortium Presents:
Brian Atkinson, PhD "Fossils, Phylogenetics, and Disparity: Reconstructing the Initial Diversification of Cornales, the Dogwood Order"
Dr. Atkinson's research program involves exploiting the fossil record to reconstruct macroevolutionary patterns and relationships of seed plants. He focuses on Cretaceous and Paleogene conifers and flowering plants. Recently, he has investigated Antarctica’s role in the diversification of seed plants during the early Mesozoic (Triassic and early Jurassic).