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
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.
July 21, 2016
Professor David Archer has a new paper in Climatic Change in which he considers what would have happened if there had been less carbon dioxide in the natural atmosphere than there turned out to be. Climate changes kick in strongly when the natural concentration changes significantly, which takes longer if there is more to start with. The natural CO2 acts like a fuse, which we lit in about the year 1800 with the onset of the industrial revolution, and which has taken up to now basically to reach the bomb. A reviewer called it a new field — Astrosociology.
June 30, 2016
Assistant Professor Edwin Kite has been awarded the 2016 Ronald Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science by the American Geophysical Union in recognition of his significant early career contributions to planetary science. Congratulations Edwin!
June 22, 2016
Jake Waldbauer was selected as an Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution by the Simons Foundation. This award recognizes outstanding research accomplishment and promise in microbial oceanography. Jake is one of only four Investigators selected for 2016. Congratulations Jake!