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18. Major Events in the Geological Theatre

Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB 122) Geology and climate have shaped the development of life tremendously. This has occurred in the form of processes such as the oxygenation of the atmosphere, mass extinctions, tectonic drift, and disasters such as floods and volcanic eruptions. Life, particularly bacteria, has also been able to impact the geological makeup of the planet through metabolic processes. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 02:16 - Chapter 2. The Oxygenation of the Atmosphere 09:08 - Chapter 3. Evidence of Climate Change 17:36 - Chapter 4. Geological Impact on Life 29:37 - Chapter 5. Mass Extinctions 42:19 - Chapter 6. Earthquakes, Eruptions, and Floods 46:38 - Chapter 7. Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
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