Life on Earth & Beyond

The biosphere is an integral part of Earth systems and it has left its imprint in the geologic record as well as being a major factor in many processes that influence the Earth’s surface systems today. This field includes studies of ancient life (paleontology, paleobiology), microscopic life (geomicrobiology), and the possibility of life on other planetary bodies (astrobiology).  A key focus is the complex interaction of life with its chemical and physical environment.

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Integrated Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Remote Sensing (GIS)