A talk by Professor Luis A. Buatois in the Department of Geology
Professor Buatois will give a talk on "Evolutionary Innovations at the Dawn of the Phanerozoic: A View from the Trace-Fossil Record" on 4th December at 11:00 am in Room GEO-122.
Professor Luis A. Buatois of Argentinian origin is a pioneer in the study of trace fossils in this century. He received his education from the University of Buenos Aires, continued his scientific career in the United States and later in Canada. Together with his wife, Gabriela Mángano, they co-chair a research group on trace fossils at the University of Saskatchewan and have schooled a number of successful researchers. The number of his own research papers exceeds hundreds, including the most frequently cited handbook on ichnofossils: “Ichnology. Organism-substrate interactions in space and time”. Argentine geology and trace fossils have always been of special interest for him, now covering the whole range of ichnology. Of particular interest to him have been the oldest trace fossils and, through their interpretation, the rvolution of early life and its diversification on Earth.