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Public lecture on biodiversity, conservation and climate change at UCC

30 May 2022

Cork is in for a special treat in mid-July as the city will be visted by Prof. Larisa DeSantis, world expert on mammal evolution.

As part of her visit, Prof. DeSantis will deliver a public lecture at UCC’s Aula Maxima in the Main Quad on Monday 18th July.

Prof. Larisa DeSantis hails from Vanderbilt University in the USA. Her lecture forms part of the highly prestigious Royal Irish Academy Discourse Lecture series, which are delivered by leading scholars in topical research areas.

Prof. DeSantis studies fossil mammals to understand how mammals respond to climate change and the long-term impacts of large-animal extinctions. In her talk Prof. deSantis will explore how palaeontologists decode information on diet from fossil teeth and how the ancient past can help us understand our potential future.

The lecture starts at 8 pm and is completely FREE. Following the lecture, there will be a short response (ca. 10 – 15 min) followed by an open Q&A session and refreshments. The general public are welcome to attend. Please book your places here:

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the meeting organiser Prof. Maria McNamara.

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland