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Environmental changes and global recovery of primary producers after the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary (KPgB): A molecular fossil approach

Project description

Exploring the last of the ‘big five’ mass extinctions

The most recent mass extinction happened more than 60 million years ago during the the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary. This is the last of the ‘big five’ that occurred during the Phanerozoic (the current geological eon that began approximately 541 million years ago). The EU-funded EPROAMA project will shed light on the short to long-term effects of this event on the global environmental system, including the reestablishment of pre-extinction environmental conditions and marine biological productivity. For instance, how did primary productivity and the biological pump change and how did that impact the source and character of organic matter reaching the seafloor? The project will also study how these interlinked processes recovered after this extinction event.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00