Professor Sue Kidwell uses the fossil record from the last thousand years to understand changes in biological baselines due to human populations.Learn More Spotlight Archive
Francois Tissot works hard to measure and understand Uranium isotopes in rocks and meteorites to learn about the early Solar System and early Earth.Learn More Spotlight Archive
August 31, 2016
Assistant professor Tiffany Shaw is the lead author on a recent review in Nature Geosciences titled, "Storm track processes and the opposing influences of climate change." The paper explains how numerous complex and difficult-to-model phenomena in Earth's atmosphere are likely to change with climate in ways that will pull the storm track in different directions, making the effect of climate change on the storm track extremely difficult to predict. Click on the link above to learn more.
August 28, 2016
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies -- their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history -- and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. Click on the link to learn more.
August 28, 2016
July 22, 2016
Former DoGS graduate student Mairi Best (PhD '00) was covered by U Chicago alumni career programs. Best studies taphonomy, how organisms decay over time and become part of the fossil record. She has led efforts to moniter underwater research sites throughout her career.