Dr. Alexander's research focus is biomechanics - using techniques from engineering to study the physical properties of organisms and their interactions with their physical environment.
Dr. Beard's research focuses on reconstructing the origin and early evolution of the order Primates and its major clades. He is especially interested in documenting how changes in the Earth's physical environment have impacted the evolution of early primates and other mammals.
Dr. Billings' research characterizes the features governing nitrogen, carbon and water fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, and how these dynamics are influenced by environmental change.
Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on Antarctic paleobiology, fossil fungi, fossil plants, and the origin and evolution of land plants and the colonization of the land.