The K-Pg boundary
The Deccan Traps large igneous province erupted in India during a time interval that spans the K-Pg boundary. The traps have been proposed as potential contributors to the K-Pg mass extinction. This attribution is currently the subject of debate in the scientific literature, but is based on potential climate effects from volcanic emissions. I am collaborating with an group of scientists from the US, UK and India to examine biotic changes over this interval, which are of interest with regard to the extinction, as well as the isolation of the Indian subcontinent and subsequent collision with Asia. This work is funded under a collaborative NSF (1736792) proposal through Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology.