European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly

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Start Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
End Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

Location: Vienna, Austria


Includes the following session:

SSP2.4/GMPV1.5 Mass extinctions, volcanism, impacts, and catastrophic environmental changes: observations and processes

Convenors: Sverre Planke (, Thierry Adatte (, Eric Font (, Morgan Jones (, David Bond (, Yadong Sun (, Stephen Grasby (

This session will investigate how massive volcanism and meteorite impacts may have caused mass extinctions and global environmental crises. We hope to bring together researchers across the geological, geophysical, and biological disciplines to present new and exciting research. The session will focus on the six main Phanerozoic mass extinctions (end Ordovician, end Devonian, end-Permian, end-Triassic, end-Cretaceous), but contributions from theoretical studies or from other environmental crises (e.g. PETM) are also welcome.

Vienna, Austria