Dr. Fred Andrus photographing rocks on a coastline

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.


Name Job Title Email
Marcello Minzoni Assistant Professor
Rebecca L. Totten Associate Professor
Tom Tobin Associate Professor
Alberto Perez-Huerta Professor
Yuehan Lu Associate Professor
Fred Andrus Professor