A green perspective on the Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction event
Dr. Antoine Bercovici is a research associate at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington, DC, and at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He is a palynologist (the study of pollen and spores) and combines his skills with sedimentological analysis in order to reconstruct ancient landscapes, study vegetation dynamics through time, and date rocks. He has conducted fieldwork in Southwestern North Dakota and in the Denver Basin for almost twenty years in order to better understand how plant communities have responded and recovered from the Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction event. Antoine received his Ph.D. at Rennes University (France), and further worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the China University of Geoscience in Wuhan, at Lund University in Sweden, and at the Smithsonian.