The study of all types of evidence for ancient life (fossils) is termed paleontology. Paleontological data are used to address both fundamental and applied problems such as evolution and palaeoenvironmental analysis.

The following faculty members undertake paleontological research


Dr. Elliott Burden

Paleobiology and taphonomy

Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Paleoenvironmental analysis

Dr. Elliott Burden

Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Organism-sediment interactions

Dr. Duncan McIlroy


Earth Sciences

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