Loren Babcock

Prof. Loren Babcock

Loren Babcock

Director and Professor of Earth Sciences


160E Orton Hall
125 South Oval Mall

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  • Ph.D., University of Kansas

My research involves a variety of topics in paleobiology and stratigraphy:

  • diversification of life forms during the early Paleozoic
  • biomineralization in early animals
  • fossilization processes and exceptional fossil preservation
  • the relationship between climatic change, sea level change, and biotic change during critical intervals of geologic history
  • methods of global stratigraphic correlation

Graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and guest researchers commonly work in these or related research areas.

Sample recent publications illustrate a sampling of my recent research.