The earth and life have co-evolved over geological history, connected through a system of feedbacks in biogeochemical cycles that span spatial and temporal scales. Research in the biogeosciences at Baylor is in the fields of invertebrate paleontology, paleobiology, organic geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, and terrestrial, aquatic and marine biogeochemistry. We study both modern and ancient ecosystems, and our work focuses on developing paleobotanical, molecular, isotopic, paleontological and microbiological proxies for the study of climate, ecology, and evolution. Active research areas include biological responses to changing nutrient dynamics, aridification, fire, soil biogeochemistry, evolutionary and macroecological processes, climate change, and mass extinction events.

Research in Biogeosciences focuses on the following sub-disciplines:

Department of Geosciences

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