Prof Kathy Campbell is a geologist, paleoecologist and astrobiologist at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
She researches paleoecology - the interaction of ancient organisms with their surrounding environments in a variety of habitats, particularly terrestrial hot springs. In fact, Kathy is one of the world’s foremost experts on hot spring systems, and she applies this to understanding the origin and nature of early life on Earth and whether life ever existed on Mars. Kathy helps direct the Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry, which is interested in questions that promise to transcend disciplinary boundaries, including the Origin of Life.
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