Understanding Biodiversity of Today and Tomorrow Through Fossils
Hosted by the Anatomy Department. Open to all interested DMU faculty, staff, and students. Light refreshments will be served.
Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Tomiya studies evolution and extinction of mammals at various scales of time (hundreds to millions of years) and space (local to continental) to better understand the trajectory of mammalian diversity and place the modern extinction crisis in a historical context. In his presentation, Dr. Tomiya will discuss the scale of the modern biodiversity crisis in comparison to past extinction events and how paleontological data can inform modern conservation efforts. He will also discuss the interface between paleontology and global health.
- Discuss the scale of modern biodiversity crisis in comparison to past extinction events.
- Recognize how paleontological data can inform modern conservation efforts.
- Identify the interface between paleontology and global health.
Susumu Tomiya, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Des Moines University
- PhD - University of California, Berkeley
- BA - Johns Hopkins University
Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines’ most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)