Welcome to Paleobiology and Geobiology at VT
Both Andrew Hawkins and Natasha Bykova successfully defended their PhD dissertations!
October 22-25, 2017
VT Paleobiology at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Seattle Washington
November 4th, 2017
VT Paleobiology at the Virginia Science Festival. Come see us!
Student visits from potential new members
We are looking for visitng researchers of post docs
What we do
From asking questions to disseminating results, the Paleobiology & Geobiology Research Group at Virginia Tech explores the breadth of the fossil record using both field-based tools and cutting-edge analytical techniques. Common themes in our research include the origins of major clades, phylogenetic reconstruction, faunal change, extinction, environmental changes, and taphonomic processes.
Our current projects range from understanding the Neoproterozoic fossil record and its paleoenvironmental context to exploring the early evolutionary history of dinosaurs and their relatives. On the following pages are more details about our projects, resources, and the people involved. Welcome!
Website updated: 21 October 2017
POTENTIAL GRADUATE STUDENTS:
The deadline for Geosciences applications is in early January 2018 for fall 2018. Please contact Dr. Xiao and Dr. Nesbitt if you are interested in applying to our research group (to the right).
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