Earth Evolution—The Intersection of Geology and Biology
The Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old. Over this vast span of time, the planet has changed dramatically from an inhospitable sphere of molten rock to a diverse world rich with life. The world we live in today is the product of complex interactions between life and the environment. This poster summarizes these interactions, including discussions of plate tectonics, chemical cycles, oxygenation of the planet, and the effect that oxygenation had on animal size.
(This poster is designed to be printed at a maximum size of 29.5" x 23.5".)
- 2012 NSF Science and Engineering Visualization Awards; Honorable Mention
Earth Evolution; Geology; Biology; Paleobiology; Phylogeny; Classification; Earth History; EarthViewer; Mass extinctions; Geologic Carbon Cycle; Greenhouse Effect; Plate Tectonics; Rock Types; Oxygen; Animal Size; Origin of Eukaryotes; Oxygenation; Photosynthesis; Chemical Cycling; Hadean; Archaean; Proterozoic; Phanerozoic