The short documentary embedded below explains how scientists work to re-create what an environment may have looked like thousands, even millions of years ago. Baylor’s own Dr. Daniel Peppe, an assistant geology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is heavily featured in the documentary, which is currently playing at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Peppe’s research focus is on using paleomagnetism, paleobotany and paleoclimatology to reconstruct past ecosystems and learn how they have reacted to climate change over time. A Yale graduate, Peppe primarily teaches upper-level geology courses at Baylor and works with students on their theses and dissertations.
Sic ’em, Dr. Peppe!