Andrew H. Knoll

Harvard University


Election Year: 1991
Primary Section: 15, Geology
Secondary Section: 27, Evolutionary Biology
Membership Type: Member

Research Interests

Knoll's research is built on fieldwork, establishing a framework of time and environment for samples to be analyzed in the laboratory.  He uses fossils, complemented by phylogeny, to piece together a narrative history of life and the physical and chemical characteristics of sedimentary rocks to build a record of Earth's environmental history, increasingly using physiology as the bridge between the two.  Knoll served on the science team for NASA's MER mission to Mars and continues to maintain an interest in Mars' planetary history.

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