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Lessons for today in ancient mass extinctions

This month's Evo in the News on Understanding Evolution looks at the work of incoming UCMP faculty curator Seth Finnegan. Seth is the lead author on a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that the end of the Ordovician marked a true mass extinction caused by habitat loss due to falling sea levels and cooling of the tropical oceans. The Evo in the News feature explains and discusses the significance of this research, and includes additional links, resources, and questions for use in classrooms.

Read Evo in the News: Lessons for today in ancient mass extinctions.