Original Published Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Media issued by Flinders University
The cataclysmic events that wiped out the land dinosaurs some 65 million years ago took a toll on smaller creatures too, causing widespread extinction in bees, Flinders University research has found. In a world first, research by biological scientists Associate Professor Mike Schwarz (supported by ARC funding), Dr Sandra Rehan and Dr Remko Leys has shown that the events at the so-called K-T boundary caused massive extinctions among bee populations, reflected in major changes in the development of flowering plants on Earth.