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
July 11, 2019
Considering grad school in the geosciences? UChicago offers talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education on campus. Application deadline is August 15th, 2019. https://grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/diversity/discover/
July 11, 2019
Field work by graduate students María Hernández-Limón and Justin Podowski and Assistant Prof. Maureen Coleman was recently featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune! The team has been sampling the Great Lakes to better understand their microbial ecosystems. Congratulations to all!
July 01, 2019
T.C. Chamberlin Postdoc Stephanie Olson showed that not all planets with oceans are equally habitable at AbSciCon 2019 in Bellevue, WA. She described the types of planets that will make the best hosts for ocean-dwelling life, and her models will inform NASA's search for life in the Universe by identifying favorable targets for life detection missions. Assistant Prof. Jansen and Associate Prof. Abbot also contributed to the study, which has been highlighted in Cosmos Magazine. Congratulations to all!
June 29, 2019
A recent publication by Katherine de Kleer of Caltech, Francis Nimmo of UC Santa Cruz and our own Assistant Prof. Edwin Kite was just featured in the New York Times! de Kleer et al. explored the relationship between Io's eccentricity cycles and activity in the moon's largest volcanic depression. The paper was published in Geophysical Research Letters in May. Congratulations to all!
Io in IR from Feb. 2016 to July 2017, de Kleer et al.