Geobiology Faculty

David Fowle
Dean's Professor, Chair, Department of Geology
785.864.1955
Ritchie Hall, 254C

Dr. Fowle's research focus is geomicrobiology, aqueous geochemistry and limnology.

Associate Professor
785.864.3071
Ritchie Hall, 154 C

Dr. Marshall’s research focus is solid-state Raman spectroscopy, in particular understanding the Raman spectrum of hematite, mineralogy, and astrobiology.

Alison Olcott
Associate Professor
785.864.1917
Slawson Hall, room 270C

Dr. Olcott's research combines organic geochemical techniques with paleontological and geological techniques, to characterize the evolution and preservation of the biosphere through time, especially in intervals of Earth’'s history where the traditional fossil record is sparse.

785.864.1960
Ritchie Hall, room 254C

Dr. Roberts specializes in hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry, bridging basic and applied science and focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from the nano- to landscape scales.

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Upcoming Colloquium

SPRING 2021

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.