photo: Steven Holland
Welcome to UChicago Paleobiology!
We integrate data on fossil and living organisms, and their evolutionary relationships, environments, and geography, to understand the history of life.
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Major research areas
- Evolution, extinction, and clade dynamics: Foote, Jablonski, Slater, Webster
- Taphonomy and the nature of the fossil record: Foote, Jablonski, Kidwell, Webster
- Phylogeny, systematics, and evolutionary morphology: Foote, Slater, Webster
- Paleoecology and conservation paleobiology: Jablonski, Kidwell
- Stratigraphy and Earth history: Kidwell, Rowley, Waldbauer, Webster