Climate during Earth history and the rise of reptiles

Wednesday, 26. January 2011, 19:00 Uhr | NHM Vortrag
Mathias Harzhauser: Climate, more than any other factor, has influenced evolution. Life itself, however, can also influence the climate: the expansion of the first forests caused oxygen levels in the atmosphere to increase and the greenhouse gas CO2 to decrease. Changes in the climate were often caused by plate tectonics. The formation of the supercontinent Pangea favored the expansion of deserts and promoted the development of reptiles, which were adapted to arid conditions. IN GERMAN