Phone: (510) 642-1449
Web page: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/looy/
"I am interested in geology, paleobotany and vegetation
reconstruction; particularly, how these can be tied together in
biostratigraphical research. To this end I study phytoliths, small
silica particles found in most plants, in an effort to provide the
field of biostratigraphy with a new tool. This means I will be behind
a microscope a lot of the time, but my research will hopefully involve a decent amount of lab work too."