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  Casts of bivalves from the entryway walls of the Halbouty building.
 
 

 

Geobiology is the study of how living things interact with geological systems. The geobiology group in the Department of Geology and Geophysics draws on disciplines as diverse as geochemistry, ecology, paleontology, geomicrobiology, paleoceanography, evolutionary biology, and paleoclimatology to understand how the activities of living organisms influence near-surface Earth environments and how geologic processes affect life, in both the past and the present day.

For graduate students, we offer rigorous cross-disciplinary training in all these areas, so students can customize their coursework to advance their particular research interests as well as get a broad background in the current issues facing scientists at the frontier between the Earth and Life Sciences.