Vedrana Pretković (Granada University) and Nadia Santodomingo (NHM London) visited Naturalis museum during the last week. A small meeting was arranged to discuss progress on one of our publications with the ESRs based in the Netherlands, Nathan Marshall and Vibor Novak.
We also welcome our colleague Aries Kusworo from Indonesia, who is currently working with Sonja Reich and Frank Wesselingh on mollusks from the Bontang gardens.
Great American experience for part of the Throughflow team at the GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte! Six ESRs (Nadia Santodomingo, Vibor Novak, Sonja Reich, Nathan Marshall, Anja Rössler and Emanuela Di Martino) presented their results at the “Pantropical Paleontology of the marine Cenozoic” session, convened by Paul Taylor, Ken Johnson and Willem Renema. Our conveners and Jon Todd contributed also with very interesting talks, giving a broader overview of the evolution of marine biodiversity in the tropics.
Already the last NTA! We enjoyed this ineresting meeting in the beautiful Almería province.
Here some impressions of the fieldtrips to the Neogene basins.
With more than 2000 scientist from all over the world coming together to share and discuss their latest research the ICRS was probably the scientific event of the year for the sunshine state and an absolute ‘must go’ for every scientist working on coral reefs . . . and we were part of it: Nadia Santodomingo, Viola Warter, Juan-Carlos Braga, and Ken Johnson, who acted as chair of our Mini-Symposium ’Pantropical palaeontology of Cenozoic coral reefs’.
Welcome to Indo-Pacific Ancient Ecosystems Group
We are a group of earth and life scientists that have gathered to document the relationship between environmental and biotic change on coral reefs and shallow tropical marine ecosystems in the Indo-West Pacific. This region has contained the global center of marine species diversity for at least the past 20 million years, and we aim to collect the basic geological and biological information required to document the long-term history of extinct and extant components of this diverse biota. Our new data set will be used to better understand the structure and functioning of tropical marine ecosystems and will be applied to address ongoing issues associated with accelerating anthropogenic environmental change on local to global scales.