Video Library for Conservation Paleobiology

Our video library is a compilation of presentations and other video content related to conservation paleobiology and historical ecology. This page is intended as a learning resource, and a location where people can share content with the conservation paleobiology community. Content here is based on member submissions. To submit something for this resources section, please contact us by email (

Lynn Wingard is a research geologist at the United State Geological Survey . Here she discusses how her work in paleoecology can help restore Florida’s evergaldes ecosystem.

Susan Kidwell discusses the challenge in conservation biology of discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. Here she talks about the transformation of seafloor communities in response to shifting land-use in the Los Angeles watershed, providing a powerful tool that can help set priorities for restoration. This is a UCLA La Kretz Center’s 9th Annual Lecture.

A presentation by Moriaki Yasuhara (University of Hong Kong) for the 2020 International Humboldt Day event, titled: “Time machine biology: fossils and biogeography”.

Geology curator Peter Roopnarine discusses research on food webs, fossils, and the resiliency of life through time in this video Fossil Forward from the California Academy of Sciences.

Information on restoration efforts of the Colorado River Delta. Video produced by the Arizona Public Media.

A presentation on use of marine mollusks in conservation paleobiology presented by Michal Kowalewski (University of Florida) under the auspices of TESI, Randall Research Center and Shell Point Academy of Lifelong Learning

Alexis Mychajliw discusses historical and paleontological data to better understand California Grizzlies, California Academy of Sciences.

“Cambio a Flor de Piel” is an artistic educational explanation of Earth’s processes and environmental threats in Spanish using painted hands.

Gabi Serrato Marks talks about New speleothem-derived insights into northern Mexican paleoclimate during the first millennium of the Common Era as part of the PalaeoPERCS seminar series.