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 (

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.

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

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.

Paleobotany presentation by Natalia Bykova: “The evolutionary patterns of Precambrian and Paleozoic macroalgae”

Moriaki Yasuhara (University of Hong Kong) presentation titled: “Time machine biology: fossils and biogeography”.

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.