Geerat J. Vermeij

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Yale (1971)
2224A Earth & Physical Sci | 530-752-2234; 
Geobiology and Paleobiology

Dr. Geerat Vermeij's interests include Marine ecology and paleoecology; the functional morphology of marine mollusks; the coevolutionary reactions between predators and prey, and their effects on morphology, ecology, and evolution; biogeography and climate, and their reconstruction from paleontological evidence; the marine Mesozoic revolution; the paleobiogeography of the Arctic, and its influence on Atlantic and Pacific Cenozoic faunas.

Vermeij has more than 200 publications, including five published books as well as papers in such leading journals as Paleobiology, Science, American Naturalist, and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. His latest book, Nature and Economic History, tackles the subject of economics and evolution. In it, Vermeij draws close comparisons between the principles of economics and the principles of evolution, and ties both to major trends in the history of life and the history of humanity.