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Mid-Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO) exposed in Dillon, Montana.

Prof. Mulch (Senckenberg) and Ph.D. student Jeremy Caves
(Stanford) at the Mid-Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO) exposed in Dillon,
Montana.  This is an ongoing study to
determine the relationships between climate, tectonics and biodiversity of
mammals during past times of global warming.

Partnership between Stanford School of Earth Sciences and Senckenberg

In March of 2013, the School of Earth Sciences entered a formal agreement with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museums in Germany.  Senckenberg is home of the
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and hosts one of the largest natural history collections in the world.

The agreement between SES and Senckenberg aims at a long-term partnership and will facilitate joint efforts between the School of Earth Sciences and Senckenberg in climate change, Earth system dynamics and biodiversity research.  

Senckenberg’s mission since 1817 has been to The LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
consists of about 130 scientists who are focused on three areas in the broad research arena of biodiversity and climate change.  These include: 1) evolution and climate; 2) biodiversity dynamics and climate; and 3) adaptation and climate change.  As such, Senckenberg’s research goals dovetail with those of SES, particularly in our growing program in paleobiology and climate change.