Here at the University of Kansas we have a thriving Geobiology program. 

  • Jennifer Roberts’ lab researches microbes and their interactions in geologic systems
  • David Fowle’s lab researches on microbial biogeochemical cycling of elements in the environment
  • Alison Olcott’s lab uses organic geochemistry to explore the preservation and distribution of life in Earth’s past and present.
  • Craig Marshall’s lab applies geospectroscopy to astrobiological and geobiological questions about the state and preservation of carbon.
  • The Geology departments Geobiology web site.
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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.