This dataset refers to Final Report of the ISP round 2 project number 011,
which has the name "THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON NEAR-SHORE MARINE
BIODIVERSITY IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA". The potential impact of present
human-induced global change on ecosystems can be evaluated by looking at how
biological communities have responded to similar changes in the geologic past.
The objective of this ... project was to compare modern benthic (sea
floor-dwelling) marine communities in the southern Gulf of California (Mexico)
with fossil counterparts that experienced warmer climatic conditions and higher
sea level ( ~5~7 meters above present) about 125,000 years ago, during marine
oxygen isotope substage 5e. To find information about this project, as well as
its results, see the Final Report. Principal Investigator >> Michael Foster,
Foster@mlml.calstate.edu, San Jose State University.