• Paul Harnik - Earth & Environment
Assistant Professor of Geosciences



Office: HAC 126

Research in my lab focuses on how organisms respond to environmental change, specifically the capacities of species to adapt and move as well as their vulnerabilities to extinction. My students and I investigate these themes in both modern and ancient marine systems through a combination of fieldwork, specimen-based study, and quantitative analysis.

Please see the Harnik Paleo Lab website for more information concerning our current research, publications, courses, and more.


Spring 2019 Office Hours: Mon 3-5pm, Wed 9-11am, by appointment

Latest News

Story 6/5/2019

Self Doubts and Self Discovery

This research experience is the first time I have ever been exposed to field work. Though I was ecstatic to receive the offer to be part of the Paleo Lab, I was unsure what to expect or even how to...

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Story 6/5/2019

A new experience

Before applying for this internship, I didn’t have any research experience; my main drive was to acquire the skills necessary to conduct my own research someday. I know this might sound a bit of a...

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Story 6/4/2019

Gulf Coast pt.2

  This is my second summer in the Gulf of Mexico after a year of working in Paul’s lab. This summer my point of view and expectations for field work have shifted significantly since my first time....

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