geobiology and paleobiology

Geobiology and Paleobiology

The Geobiology and Paleobiology faculty study diverse aspects of the history of life, including invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, functional morphology,  geomicrobiology, evolutionary biology, phylogenetic inference, metagenomics and transcriptomics, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology, and biogeochemistry. We focus on investigating patterns and processes in the evolution of life as well as testing hypotheses about the interactions among organisms, ecosystems, and environments both today and over geological time.