Adjunct Curator/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology
Phone: (510) 642-1607
Ivo is interested in paleoecology (especially of foraminifera — single-celled marine organisms whose shells easily fossilize — and fossil plant communities), the reconstruction of paleoenvironments, and how the Earth system (the interacting biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, ice sheets and solid Earth) has functioned in the past.
Besides his work at UC Berkeley, Ivo is an assistant professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. There he teaches biological topics for geology students and vice versa. In Berkeley, he teaches the courses Oceans (IB/GEOG/EPS c82) and The Living Planet (IB 159).