Andrew Knoll

Andrew Knoll

Fisher Professor of Natural History
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Andrew Knoll

Research Interests

Geobiology, paleobotany, environments on Mars

Related Publications

Sperling, E.A. A.H. Knoll and P.R. Girguis (2015) The ecological physiology of Earth's second oxygen revolution. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 46: 215-235.

Knoll, A.H., D.E. Canfield and K. Konhauser, Eds. (2012) Fundamentals of Geobiology. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester UK, 443 pp.

Knoll, A.H. (2012) Systems paleobiology. Geological Society of America Bulletin: doi:10.1130/B30685.1.

Knoll, A.H. and W.W. Fischer. Skeletons and ocean chemistry: the long view. In: J.P. Gattuso and L. Hansson, eds., Ocean Acidification. Oxford University Press, pp. 67-82. (2011)

Knoll, A.H. The multiple origins of complex multicellularity. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 39: 217–239. (2011)

The geological succession of primary producers in the oceans. (In The Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea, Burlington, Elsevier, 2007)

A paleophysiological perspective on the end-Permian mass extinction and its aftermath. (2007)

Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth (Princeton, 2003)

Environmental Courses

Faculty Department

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; Earth & Planetary Sciences


Harvard University Herbaria


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Contact Information

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