GEOS5510 Applied Palynology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Palynology is one of the most reliable tools for establishing depositional ages and correlation of strata in sedimentary basins. It is widely used in petrolum exploration worldwide including the North West Shelf of Australia. This unit focuses on the main concepts related to palynology and introduces key groups of palynomorphs with stratigraphic significance at various taxonomic levels. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical skills in palynology including the application of palynofacies analysis and integration of palynological data with geological and geophysical data in basin studies.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to palynology; (2) identify key groups of palynomorphs; and (3) apply knowledge and skills to biostratigraphic dating and paleo-environmental reconstruction relevant to petroleum exploration.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) practical exercises; (2) small project report; and (3) theory/practical test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Daniel Peyrot
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems
Advisable prior study:
GEOS4419 Biostratigraphy
and
EART3344 Basin Analysis
or
GEOS4418 Basin Analysis Techniques
or
equivalent
Contact hours
workshops: 2 x 3–4 hours per week (for 6 weeks)
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