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
Stewart Edie is a paleobiologist who wants to understand why some groups of organisms are more diverse that others, and how extinction prunes the tree of life.Learn More Spotlight Archive
November 08, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Jonah Bloch-Johnson, who successfully defended his thesis today! The title of his thesis is "Causes and implications of time-varying climate sensitivity" and his committee members were Dorian Abbot, Liz Moyer, and Malte Jansen. Awesome work Jonah!
October 12, 2018
Andrea Salazar and Olivia Alcabes had excellent poster presentations at the 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium today. Andrea's poster was titled "Testing for Climate Limit Cycles on Tidally Locked Planets" and Olivia's was titled "The Survivability of Alien Life on Gaian Exoplanets with Changes in External Forcing." Awesome job Andrea and Olivia!!
September 21, 2018
Peter Tierney passed his thesis defense this Friday, titled "Characterizing and quantifying habitat heterogeneity, extinction, and persistence of habitat preference in Phanerozoic reefs." His committee members were Sue Kidwell (chair), David Jablonski, Michael Foote, Mark Webster and Scott Lidgard. Congratulations Dr. Tierney!
September 19, 2018
Katie Collins, Stewart Edie, Gene Hunt, Kaustuv Roy and Prof. David Jablonski coauthored a paper presenting a new metric for predicting extinction risk. Their results and an interview with Katie Collins and David Jablonski were featured by UChicago News.