Paleontology, paleoclimatology, and paleoecology are closely intertwined subjects that investigate the history of organisms and their environment. The methods employed in these fields are diverse and may include exploration and the analysis of fossils, geochemical analysis of skeletal remains, understanding how biomineral skeletons grow, and the analysis of the sediments that may contain fossils.
Paleo research informs our understanding of evolution, the history of the Earth, fundamental biology and ecology, and climate/environmental change, including anthropogenic impacts.
For more about our research specialties, visit the Research Overview.
|Rebecca L. Totten