Paleontologist to visit Williams Lake to discuss global paterns of biodiversity

The Scout Island Nature Centre will host Dr. Bruce Archibald on June 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The Scout Island Nature Centre will host Dr. Bruce Archibald — a paleontologist who studies fossil insect communities to understand how climate and communities interact — on June 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture topic will be “Why are there more species in the tropics? The view from a fossil fly’s eye.”
Since earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Simon Fraser and a Ph.D. in paleontology from Harvard, Archibald has been examining insects of the McAbee fossil beds in B.C.’s Interior.

By looking back in time through the lens of paleontology, he is shedding light on how global patterns of biodiversity, climate and geography are connected.

Bruce recently presented this talk to the Vancouver Paleontology Society.