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
March 06, 2019
Research Specialist Sarah Aarons was interviewed in UChicago News for a recent paper published in AGU Letters! She and her coauthors analyzed ice cores from Taylor Glacier, finding evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during the last interglacial. These results help shed new light on the cascading effects of rapid climate change.
March 04, 2019
Department Ph.D. candidate Megan Mansfield's recent paper on exoplanet HAT-P-11b was just featured in an AAAS Nova article. She and her collaborators used Hubble to study the hot Neptune, discovering that helium was escaping from the planet's atmosphere. HAT-P-11b joins only a handful of exoplanets with recorded atmospheric escape rates. Congratulations, Megan!
March 04, 2019
A recent paper coauthored by Prof. Doug MacAyeal, Jinqiao Lin, Becky Goodsell and Grant Macdonald and collaborators was featured in UChicago News! The team recorded diurnal variations in the McMurdo Ice Shelf's seismicity, linking the quakes to subsurface melting. Congratulations to all!
February 20, 2019
Haynes Stephens, a first-year grad student in the Department, has started a weekly blog on climate change and how it affects our daily lives. Give it a read!