Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene (CBEP) Fall 2017
CBEP 2017 was held September 4-7th at the Snowbird Resort conference center, Utah.
Since 1989 the CBEP conference series has brought together a broad spectrum of researchers – stratigraphers, paleontologists, geochemists, and climate modelers – to share and discuss the latest and most innovative ideas about Paleogene Earth systems.
CBEP 2020 in Bremen (Germany) will be the next instalment of this series.
Past and future venues for CBEP meetings (* Greenwood lab presentations):
- 1989 Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA)
- 1996 Zaragoza (Spain)
- 1998 Paris (France)
- 1999 Göteborg (Sweden)*
- 2001 Powell (Wyoming, USA)*
- 2003 Luxor (Egypt)
- 2006 Bilbao (Spain)
- 2009 Wellington (New Zealand)*
- 2011 Salzberg (Austria)*
- 2014 Ferrara (Italy)
- 2017 Snowbird (Utah ,USA)*
- 2020 Bremen (Germany)*
From the CBEP 2017 website:
“The Paleogene Period was a time of extremes and transitions. Bounded by the catastrophic extinction of the dinosaurs and the rise of modern grasslands, the world of the Paleogene was characterized by climatic conditions largely unfamiliar to us today but saw the rise of essentially modern continental configurations, biotic communities, and biogeochemical regimes.
Understanding the function of these systems under global greenhouse conditions that may approximate Earth’s climatic future is intriguing both for what it can tell us about our past and for the hints it may provide about our future.” Gabe Bowen & Pete Lippert.
Dr. Greenwood was a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for CBEP 2017 and will be again for CBEP 2020.
Graduate students Alex Lowe, Christopher West, Markus Sudermann, and Dr Greenwood all gave presentations at CBEP 2017.