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Jeff Benca
Looy Lab

Jeff Benca

Email: jbenca@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 642-1449

Jeff is a graduate student implementing studies of living plants to test hypothesized drivers of mass extinctions and environmental changes in the deep past. Much of his experimental and fossil work emphasizes ecological and developmental responses of lycopsids (“clubmosses, quillworts, spikemosses”) to events that fundamentally shaped the evolution of Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems.