Pau Hana Pū Kākou | The Ecology of Origination and Extinction in Fossil and Living Animals
Friday, February 19, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Matthew Knope, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
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Matthew Knope will present results of recent studies that focus on the global patterns and processes of origination and extinction in animals, particularly with respect to ecology. Much of the presentation will focus on large-scale analyses of the marine animal fossil record, and will conclude with work that attempts to put the modern biodiversity crisis into the proper historical context, including our latest
work on terrestrial vertebrates.
Matthew Knope received a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1999), a Masters degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University (2004), and a Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University (2012). Also at Stanford, he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Dept. of Biology (2012), a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Dept. of Geology (2013-2014), and a Lecturer in the Dept. of Biology (2014-2015). Before joining the faculty in the Biology Dept. at UH Hilo in 2016, he was an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Field Biology at the University of San Francisco (2015-2016).
The Pau Hana Seminar Series is a bi-weekly live stream program by Bishop Museum researchers, collection managers, and community affiliates. These programs provoke engaging conversations on a wide range of topics related to culture and history in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.