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Diana Ochoa is a last year PhD student at the University of Salamanca in Spain (USAL). Diana´s main interest focuses on dating the rocks by using terrestrial and marine microfossils (biostratigraphy). Currently, she is investigating the evolution of the biota and sedimentary settings from the western Mediterranean Sea during the Messinian Salinity Crisis-MSC.

The Panamanian Isthmus is not entirely guilty after all!

The Panamanian Isthmus is not entirely guilty after all!

  “According to new research, the land bridge connecting Central and South America rose more than 10 million years earlier than originally thought”   Traditionally, closure of the Panama Isthmus has been deemed responsible for the co-occurrence of two major events: The large Pleistocene glaciations and the Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI). Existing evidence indicating a ca ...[Read More]