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WIU Departments of Biology and Geology to Host March 2 Lecture

February 25, 2016

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University departments of Geology will Biology will host University of Toronto-Mississauga Assistant Professor Marc Laflamme, who will deliver the lecture " The End of the Ediacara Biota: Extinction, Biotic Replacement, or Cheshire Cat?" at noon Wednesday, March 2 in Waggoner Hall, room 378.

The Ediacaran–Cambrian transition signaled a drastic change in both diversity and ecosystem construction. The Ediacara biota disappeared, and is replaced by more familiar Cambrian and Paleozoic metazoan groups.

Laflamme's main areas of study are Ediacaran Geobiology and soft tissue fossilization. For more information about Laflamme, visit or

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