The National History Museum of Denmark has issued a press release about the funding of IGCP 653, which includes a nice interview with co-leader Christian Mac Ørum Rasmussen.
Read the press release here:
The new project IGCP 653 has now been formally accepted by the IGCP Scientific Board. IGCP 653 can be considered to be a direct successor project of IGCP n° 410 The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event and IGCP n°503 Ordovician Palaeogeography and Palaeoclimate and also to some extent IGCP n°591 The Early to Middle Palaeozoic Revolution. As the title indicates, the main objective of our new project is to find the triggers of the different biodiversification events that together constitute the GOBE.
We anticipate a very productive series of meetings, workshops, and interactions over the next four years! If you are not yet a member of the project, fill in the form on the Participants page or on the sidebar to join.