The UC Santa Cruz University Forum presents... Guilty: Why the extinction of mammoths is still a controversy

Fifty thousand years ago, most continents hosted a menagerie of massive mammals—mammoths and mastodons, hippo-sized wombats, giant sloths, saber toothed cats, and many more. By 10,000 years ago, land animals this size were gone nearly everywhere except Africa and South Asia. Join a conversation between biology professor Beth Shapiro and professor of earth sciences Paul Koch, moderated by associate professor of biomolecular engineering Ed Green, exploring why the cause of this recent extinction remains a scientific controversy, and why the answer to this question could be important for the future of the biosphere.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 5:30pm

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Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students

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Research

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