Paleobiology and Geobiology

(See also: Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Sedimentary Geology)

  • Paleobiology Laboratory and Collections - Research fossil collections of Carboniferous and Permian and Paleogene macrofossils, with a focus on the rich fossil biotas of Texas and adjoining areas; preparation facilities with cutting, grinding, air abrasive and chemical processing equipment.

  • Evolutionary Geobiology Laboratory - For analyzing paleontological samples (rocks) and for culturing and working with microbes, including a combination petrographic/fluorescence microscope and an X-ray fluorescence microprobe (Horiba XGT-7000). Additional equipment will include a minus 80 freezer, walk-in cold storage, two fume hoods and a laminar flow hood, a PCR thermal cycler, centrifuges, incubators, and several custom-built chemostats.

  • Micropaleontology Laboratory - Preparatory facilities for sediment samples for micropaleontological analysis.

 
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