Nevin Kozik
Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology
B.S., University of California, Riverside; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Appointed In
Hameetman Science Center 218
Mondays 9-11AM, Thursdays 12-1 PM, and by appointment in HSC 218

My research interests involve the connections and feedbacks between biology and their surrounding
environmental conditions. I am particularly interested in how biodiversity may be affected by major
climatic upheaval, and how changes in (de)oxygenation may have guided the biogeochemical evolution
of Earth’s ocean and atmospheric cycles. My work utilizes a combination of techniques ranging from
sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemical analysis, and numerical modeling to better disentangle these
complex intervals of geologic time. By better understanding both modern and ancient biogeochemical
systems, we may gain better insights into future climate perturbations.