Roy Plotnick interviewed by Nature and Vozpópuli

Professor Roy Plotnick talks about his thought experiment on the “Sixth Extinction”, a term that refers to the decline in biodiversity over the past centuries.  He and his coauthors ask if biological species that recently have gone extinct have a fossil record - in other words would future humans know that such species ever existed?  The work will be presented at the 2014 meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Interview with Nature
Interview with Vozpópuli