Mark Williams

Mark Williams is a Professor of Palaeobiology at the University of Leicester in the UK, and formerly a scientist with the British Geological and Antarctic surveys. Mark is interested in the evolution of the biosphere, especially its current trajectory of change in the Anthropocene. With Jan Zalasiewicz he has been involved in Anthropocene research for over a decade, as a long-time member and former secretary of the Anthropocene Working Group. Mark has written three popular science books with Jan, The Goldilocks Planet (2012), Ocean Worlds (2014), and Skeletons, the frame of life (2018), which examine the history of the Earth in deep (geological) time. He is currently working with Jan on a new book that examines the state of the biosphere, and with Jan and Julia Adeney Thomas (of Notre Dame University in the USA) he has co-authored the book ‘The Anthropocene a multidisciplinary approach’ (to be published in 2020).

Attending Session

January 25, 2020 ● 2:15 pm
Climate In The Age Of The Anthropocene - Benjamin Morgan, Mark Williams, Minal Pathak and Bill Brown in conversation with Navroz Dubash