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The centre's research focuses on modern and ancient DNA. We use state-of-the-art techniques in the study of prehistoric migrations, large animals' mass extinctions and climate change.
How did the terrestrial planets form, and were there special circumstances that allowed for the preservation of water worlds like Earth where life has been thriving for nearly 4 billion years?
The center integrates terrestrial and marine research in a cross-disciplinary research program addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth.