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Christopher McRoberts

Christopher McRoberts

Christopher McRoberts, Geology Department, and co-authors from the University of Vienna and Zurich published a paper appearing in the current issue of PALAIOS titled “Macrofaunal Response to the Late Triassic Mass Extinction in the West-Tethyan Kossen Basin, Austria.” This paper documents the first high-resolution analysis on macrofossils associated with the end-Triassic mass extinction event, one of the five largest biotic crises in earth’s history, and provides compelling support for the hypotheses of dramatic global warming and ocean acidification as the leading cause of the extinction.