• Laurel Collins is a Professor in the Earth and Environment department, specializing in Paleobiology/Paleontology.

research interests

  • Dr. Collins investigates environmental changes of the past and the extent to which they have affected evolution, including changes in evolutionary rates, communities, and organismal morphology. The originations and extinctions of fossil foraminiferal taxa and their ecology/paleoecology are used to identify evolutionary, paleoceanographic, paleoclimatic and tectonic trends through time.

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Laurel Collins