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Kopf, Sebastian H Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Kopf's research is focused on uncovering how microorganisms grow in their natural habitats and how they produce various types of biomarkers - traces of life that are preserved in the environment for millions and sometimes billions of years. Understanding the origin and purpose of these biological signatures enables us to better reconstruct past environments and helps predict how microbial life will respond to future change.


  • geomicrobiology, stable isotope geochemistry, organic geochemistry, microbial physiology & genetics, aquatic chemistry, biogeochemical cycling


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courses taught

  • GEOL 5700 Geological Topics Seminar (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 1180 Our Microbial Planet (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 5700 Geological Topics Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 5700 Geological Topics Seminar (Spring 2018)


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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