Sarah Jacquet

Sarah Jacquet
Assistant Professor
313 Geological Sciences

PhD Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2013 – 2016

Honours in Palaeobiology Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Palaeobiology Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2009 – 2011

Research Focus

Palaeobiology, systematics and sedimentology

My broader interests include the emergence and diversification of complex animal body plans throughout the Palaeozoic. Utilizing a combination of high-powered imaging techniques (such as micro-CT) I virtually piece together the disarticulated remains of multi-element organisms to investigate their functional biology and relationships to other organisms. I also combine field, petrographic and geochemical techniques to interpret the past environment in which these fossils are found, providing context to the overarching evolutionary story.

Please visit my personal website for more details on my research interests, lab group, and student research opportunities.


Environmental Geology [GEOL1200], Sedimentology and Stratigraphy [GEOL3800], Carbonate Depositional Environments [GEOL7002]; New Methods in Paleontology [GEOL 8085; Co-convened w/ Dr. Jim Schiffbauer]; Introduction to Image Processing, Analysis, and Visualization [GEOL8002]