|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
This subject will offer an extended introduction to the fossil record in relation to biosphere evolution through deep time and change in past environments with an outline of how fossils are used to interpret the history of life and Earth. The subject concentrates on fossil vertebrates and includes treatment of completeness of the fossil record, palaeo-environmental and palaeobiological interpretation of fossil remains, and broad scale evolutionary and extinction patterns through time and their interpretation. An introduction to stratigraphy provides a conceptual framework for evaluation of sequence in sedimentary rock systems, based on their layered properties and fossil contents and the interpretation of stratigraphic patterns in terms of past environments.
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Dr Espen Knutsen|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts, Dr Espen Knutsen.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); practical and field trip reports and a pg research project (40%).|
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