Student working on a research project.

Climate Change And Mass Extinctions

Understanding why and how mass extinctions occurred during the past will help us to better predict how the current mass extinction will proceed. We use lipid biomarkers to reconstruct ocean surface conditions during past mass extinction events, and to link those surface conditions to changes in biodiversity.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Paleontology, geochemistry, organic chemistry
Student Skill-Set Needed: Strong communication and organizational skills, interest in geology, chemistry, and climate change, interest in working in a chemistry lab
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Elizabeth Thomas
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Geological Sciences
Office: 126 Cooke Hall
Phone: 7166454329