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UWM Geologist Uncovers Evidence That Forests Once Grew In Antarctica

Jason Rieve
Tom Luljak and Erik Gulbranson

One of the most fascinating questions we can ask is about what our world looked like before man arrived on the scene. With a lifespan dating back more than four billion years, finding answers to those questions about earth are not easy.

That is why science plays such a critical role in helping humans understand what came before us.

On this edition of UWM Today, we head to Antarctica for a story about the forests that once grew in a part of the world that is now one of the most hostile environments we know. Our guest is Erik Gulbranson, an assistant professor of geosciences at UWM who helped find evidence that trees once grew where glaciers now dominate the landscape.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.