Paleoenvironments and the Sedimentary Record

Studies of the ancient world help us to understand our modern environment. One important focus of such studies is the sedimentary rock record, which holds clues about how life and the environment have co-evolved over geologic time. 

Affiliated Faculty

Justin Strauss uses various techniques in geochronometry (dating of rocks) and stratigraphic analysis to tease out the history of environmental change. 

Justin Strauss

  • Geochemical Indicators of Climate and Petrology



Groups and Facilities

Potassium-argon Lab

  • Ed meyer

X-Ray Diffraction

  • Edward Meyer and Josh Landis


  • Chuck Daghalian

Optical Petrography

  • Gary Johnson

Cathode Luminescence

  • Gary Johnson