Researcher Reads Fossils on Ice

Molly Miller in Antarctica


Vanderbilt geology professor Molly Miller studies the burrows and tracks that ancient animals left behind more than 200 million years ago in a warmer Antarctica. She uses these "trace fossils" to reconstruct the ancient environment, ecosystem and climate.  Her research has convinced her that Antarctica contains important clues about long-term climate change and the origin and evolution of mammals. A multimedia web site developed by the university chronicles her research during recent visits to "the ice."