Lars Schmitz Discusses Early Mammals Who “Came Out of The Dark” with the Demise of Dinosaurs

Assistant Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz comments on the evolutionary behavior of early mammals in a recent article in Science magazine. The article highlights research in the evolutionary biology field that homes in on not only the numbers and types of mammals that expanded rapidly when dinosaurs went extinct, but also the type of behavior that emerged as well as the importance of various types of data to improve science’s understanding of the clues provided by evolution’s history. Schmitz is an evolutionary biologist of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges at the W.M. Keck Science Center.